ⓘ List of United States Air Force aircraft control and warning squadrons. This Article is a list of United States Air Force aircraft control and warning squadrons ..

                                     

ⓘ List of United States Air Force aircraft control and warning squadrons

This Article is a list of United States Air Force aircraft control and warning squadrons active, inactive, and historical. The purpose of a aircraft control and warning squadron is to provide an airborne radar picket to detect vessels, planes, and vehicles before they enter an area of operations, as well as providing command and control in an engagement by directing aircraft strikes. Additionally they may be used to carry out surveillance, including over ground targets.

                                     

1.1. Site codes Sites within the United States

  • M-xx 1952 Phase I Mobile Radar station.
  • TM-xx 1959 Phase III Mobile station.
  • L-xx Original Air Defense Command ADC 1946 "Lashup" Radar Network of temporary sites to provide detection at designated important locations using radar sets left over from World War II.
  • RP-xx Sites that replaced a permanent 1949 station.
  • SM-xx 1955 Phase II Mobile Radar Station.
  • DC-xx Semi-Automatic Ground Environment SAGE Direction Center/Combat Center.
  • Z-xx NORAD designation for sites after 31 July 1963. P, M, SM, and TM stations active after that date retained their numbers, but were designated "Z-xx".
  • TT-x Texas Towers, radar tower rigs off the East Coast of the United States, named because of their resemblance to oil drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • H-0x Hawaiian air defense sites.
  • P-xx Original 75 permanent stations established in 1949.
  • LP-xx "Lashup" site which was incorporated into the first ADC permanent radar network in 1949.
  • F-xx Alaskan air defense sites.
                                     

1.2. Site codes Sites outside the United States

  • Y-xx sites in Morocco.
  • H-xx Air defense sites in Iceland.
  • R-xx At least two sites in the Southern Pacific.
  • G-xx Sites in Greenland established by Northeast Air Command NEAC reassigned to ADC in 1957. became N Sites, then C Sites, retaining their numbers.
  • W-xx sites in Spain.
  • K-xx Sites in Korea. includes main bases
  • N-xx Pinetree Line sites in Newfoundland. Became C Sites, retaining their numbers. Reassigned from NEAC to ADC in 1957.
  • C-xx ADC and Royal Canadian Air Force RCAF manned sites on the Canadian Pinetree Line.
  • J-xx Sites in Japan. includes main bases
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