AADCP

Location: Boca Chica, Naval Air Station
Radio call sign: Racing Muscle
ARADCOM ID number: KW18DC
ADCOM/NORAD Site number: Z-209

 


Ariel photo (1976 ) from Florida Photographic Collection
The long-range radar site at the Boca Chica Naval Air Station came under the control of the Air Force after 1962. The radars consisted of one AN/FPS-67B search radar and two AN/FPS-90 height-finder radars. For more information about the Air Force side of the air defense story go to: http://www.radomes.org/museum click on the radar sites on left-side menu, then enter KEY WEST in the search.





Entrance to the Naval Air Station, Boca Chica


AADCP from 3rd floor of Army barracks


Today (May 2002) on the NAS, one lone tower. (as seen from Hwy 1) The radar is maintained and operated by the FAA for both air-traffic control and for military air surveillance. This present day radar is an ARSR-4

Click on the launcher below to visit the original AADCP

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