Information for Richmond AFS, FL

Latitude: 25-37-24 N, Longitude: 080-24-16 W

Call Sign(s): Scepter


Perm ID Sage ID JSS ID Unit Location Early
Equip.
Final
Equip.
Oper.
Date
Inact.
Date
Notes
Z-210 Z-210 J-06 644 Richmond AFS, FL ARSR-1A; FPS-6 (2) ARSR-1F; FPS-6 (2), FPS-116 1959 1992 At former Richmond NAS site; 644th AC&W Sq. formerly at Rye AFS, NH (M-104). Now replaced by Tamiami JSS radar site with ARSR-4 (site J-06A). Richmond AFS closed due to extreme damage from Hurricane Andrew (24 Aug 1992). From 1962 until 1979, was shared with the Army for the Nike Missile air-defense system as Army site HM-01DC (Homestead-Miami Defense Area).
Z-210A Z-210A     Naples, FL FPS-18   Oct 62 * 05-Jun-70 Gap-Filler Annex. * Another source gives the operational date as May 62. Site was located at the Naples Municipal Airport.
Z-210B Z-210B     Long Key, FL FPS-18   Oct 62 * 01-Jul-70 Gap-Filler Annex. * Another source lists the operational date as May 62. This ocean-side radar tower was fitted with a radome sometime circa 1964 for wind protection and to help control corrosion caused by the salty air.
Z-210C Z-210C     Jupiter, FL FPS-18   Nov 62 * 05-Jun-70 Gap-Filler Annex. * Another source lists the operational date as May 62. This ocean-side radar tower was fitted with a radome sometime circa 1964 to help control corrosion caused by the salt spray.

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