Ashland Radar Station
The station was constructed in August of 1975 along route "IR-800", which was designated in 1981. Detachment 7 moved southwest to the new Ashland Radar Station south of Ashland, Maine. The Ashland Strategic Training Range eventually included an AN/MPS-T1 and Multiple Threat Emitter System (MUTES) and in 1985, Det 7 was awarded the Combat Skyspot trophy. It was closed in 1994 at the end of the Cold War.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-11-02. Retrieved 2015-10-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Spruce, Christopher (September 5, 1975). "Ashland radar site aids Air Force training" (Google News Archive). Bangor Daily News. Retrieved 2013-04-10.
The Ashland radar site complex consists of a power production plant, a maintenance and supply area, a communications room, an operations area, administrative offices, and the radar scoring and ECM areas. Although the local RBS site is now permanent…We'll be having a full water supply and a sewer system. [Lt. Col. James H. Tiller, after being stationed at the Bismarck Bomb Plot, assumed] his first command at the Ashland site
- "FB-111A mission profile". Air Force Magazine. Air Force Association. Archived from the original on October 4, 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-10. (2011 transcription at FB-111A.net)
- "Off-Site Parcels [map]". Community Relations Plan - Loring Air Force Base (LORNG_AR_2069.pdf) (Report). AR File Number 2069 (Installation Restoration Program). Cambridge: WPI, Inc. May 1995. p. 37.
Ashland Radar Bomb Scoring consists of 6.59 acre parcel in Ashland, southwest of Loring AFB.(map shows "Blotner Site" northeast of the "Det 7, 1st CEVG" site.)
- "Ashland group awarded Combat Skyspot trophy". Bangor Daily News. March 22, 1985. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
- "Tidbit for the Gulf War Vets and D.G." Pictures of bombers on D.G. [Diego Garcia] for 91 Gulf War. B52StratoFortressAssociation.yuku.com. October 25, 2003. Retrieved 2013-04-10.
Multiple Threat Emitter System [is] capable of simulating many radar threats at once. We use IFF to track the plane and transmit the radar signals and the EWs or ECM Pods on the fighters respond … it takes a C-5 to airlift