Air Defense Radar Stations


Information for Laredo AFS, TX

Latitude: 27-37-08 N, Longitude: 099-23-12 W


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  Z-230   Det. 8, 14 AF / 14 MWS Laredo AFS, TX FPS-17; FPS-78 FSS-7 1956; 1968 1964; 1974 USAF sensor site. Was in care-taker status for ~4 years between FPS-17 and FSS-7 operations. 2nd unit was originally the 4783rd Surveillance Squadron. The FSS-7 was installed as such; was not installed earlier as FPS-26 as were the other FSS-7's.

Current Use: Abandoned.

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