Air Defense Radar Stations


Information for Minot AFS, ND

Latitude: 48-00-13 N, Longitude: 101-17-40 W


Perm ID Sage ID JSS ID Unit Location Early
Equip.
Final
Equip.
Oper.
Date
Inact.
Date
Notes
P-28 Z-28   786 Minot AFS, ND FPS-3/-20/-66; FPS-4; GPS-3; FPS-6; FPS-6B (FPS-90) FPS-27; FPS-26A Apr-52 01-Jul-79 GATR (R-19) was located at Minot AFB (SAGE direction center, DC-19). Minot AFS was earlier known as Velva AFS.
P-28A Z-28A     Niobe, ND FPS-14   Oct-57 Jun-68 Gap-Filler Annex. The site is located on what is called Little Butte, elevation 2482 ft ASL. Building is still extant.
P-28B       Newton, ND **         ** Gap-Filler Annex. In original ADC plans, but never was built.
P-28C       Washburn, ND **         ** Gap-Filler Annex. In early ADC plans, but never was built.
P-28D Z-28D     Regan, ND FPS-18   Jun-59 Jun-68 Gap-Filler Annex. Building is still extant.
TM-177B / P-28E Z-177B / Z-28E     Alexander, ND FPS-18   Dec-60 Dec-67 Gap-Filler Annex. Per the USACE FUDS report, this GFA was reassigned to Minot AFS (Z-28) after Dickinson AFS (Z-177) closed in 1965. The GF site is now home to the Watford City JSS (ARSR-4) LRR site (Z-300/J-76).

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