Ashland Radar Station

Ashland Radar Station was a United States Air Force station located in Ashland, Maine operational from around 1975 to 1990.[1] Sitting on 6.59 acres (2.67 ha).[2]

HistoryEdit

The station was constructed in August of 1975 along route "IR-800", which was designated in 1981.[3] Detachment 7 moved southwest to the new Ashland Radar Station south of Ashland, Maine.[2][4][5] The Ashland Strategic Training Range[6] eventually included an AN/MPS-T1 and Multiple Threat Emitter System (MUTES) and in 1985, Det 7 was awarded the Combat Skyspot trophy.[7][6] It was closed in 1994 at the end of the Cold War.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-11-02. Retrieved 2015-10-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b 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
  3. ^ "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)
  4. ^ "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.)
  5. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=DAU1AAAAIBAJ&sjid=JE8KAAAAIBAJ&pg=2912,5447875&dq=combat-evaluation&hl=en
  6. ^ a b "Ashland group awarded Combat Skyspot trophy". Bangor Daily News. March 22, 1985. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  7. ^ "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

Coordinates: 46°36′15.23″N 68°24′51.44″W / 46.6042306°N 68.4142889°W / 46.6042306; -68.4142889