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  • RAF Fylingdales, U.K.

    The U.S. Air Force presence at Royal Air Force Fylingdales, U.K., is a liaison officer who reports through the 21st Operations Group. The USAFLO is a bridge to U.S. operations, maintaining mission ready status and advising the RAF station commander on U.S. Air Force operational issues. The USAFLO also serves as the quality assurance evaluator for
  • 20th Space Control Squadron

     The mission of the 20th Space Control Squadron (20 SPCS) is to execute multiplatform, tactical space warfighting domain characterization, recognition, and responsiveness to achieve 21st Space Wing and United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) intent.  20 SPCS uses a global network of near-earth and deep-space weapons systems to conduct space
  • 12th Space Warning Squadron

    The 12th Space Warning Squadron (12 SWS) operates the Upgraded Early Warning Radar (UEWR), formerly the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System (BMEWS) - Site I, at Thule Air Base, Greenland. MISSION UEWR is an AN/FPS-132, two-sided, solid-state phased-array radar system used to perform multiple missions.       12 SWS has three missions:  Missile
  • 13th Space Warning Squadron

    The 13th Space Warning Squadron is located on Clear Air Force Station, an 11,500-acre subarctic remote installation 80 miles southwest of Fairbanks, Alaska.  The squadron is a geographically separated unit (GSU) of the 21st Space Wing, Peterson Air Force Base, CO. MISSION - Provides combat capabilities through missile warning and space surveillance
  • 7th Space Warning Squadron

    7th SPACE WARNING SQUADRON (7th SWS)The 7th Space Warning Squadron, Beale Air Force Base, CA, guards the U.S. West Coast against Sea-Launched Ballistic Missiles. The unit is a geographically separated unit of the 21st Space Wing, Peterson Air Force Base, CO. THE 7th SWS Detects Sea Launched Ballistic Missiles (SLBMs) or Intercontinental Ballistic
  • 21st Operations Support Squadron

    The 21st Operations Support Squadron is assigned to the 21st Space Wing, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. The unit includes active duty U.S. and Canadian Air Force Airmen and Department of Defense civilians. Mission The 21st Operations Support Squadron is comprised of nine flights providing unrivaled and innovative operations support to 21
  • 6th Space Warning Squadron

    The 6th Space Warning Squadron, Cape Cod Air Force Station, Mass., is a geographically separated unit of the 21st Space Wing, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.  "Team 6" includes active duty U.S. and Royal Canadian Air Force personnel, DoD civilians and BAE Systems employees.MISSIONCape Cod AFS's Team 6 uses the Pave PAWS radar to guard North
  • 10th Space Warning Squadron

    The 10th Space Warning Squadron at Cavalier Air Force Station, ND, is located 15 miles south of the Canadian and U.S. border. The squadron is a geographically separated unit of the 21st Space Wing, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. MISSION - Provide flawless missile warning and space surveillance to ensure space superiority and to defend our nation
  • 16th Space Control Squadron

    The 16th Space Control Squadron is the Air Force’s premier defensive space control unit. The squadron protects critical satellite communication links by employing multiple weapon systems to achieve a near-global capability to detect, characterize, geolocate and report sources of electromagnetic interference (EMI) on US military and commercial satellites. The squadron also provides combat-ready crews to deploy and employ defensive space control capabilities for theater combatant commanders. The squadron is assigned to the 21st Space Wing, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.
  • 18th Space Control Squadron

    LOCATIONThe 18th Space Control Squadron (SPCS) at Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA, is located 160 miles northwest of Los Angeles, CA. The squadron is a geographically separated unit of the 21st Space Wing, Peterson Air Force Base, CO.Click here for detailed information about space object reentry. Current as of March 30, 2018.MISSION - Deliver
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Pave PAWS Radar

PAVE PAWS is an Air Force Space Command radar system operated by three 21st Space Wing squadrons for missile warning and space surveillance. PAVE PAWS radars are located at Cape Cod Air Force Station, Mass., Beale Air Force Base, Calif., and Clear AFS, Alaska. Read full Pave PAWS factsheet Click here for more information.

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AN/FPS-85

The AN/FPS-85 Phased Array Space Surveillance Radar provides space situational awareness for U.S. Strategic Command's space control mission area. It is one of 29 sensors that comprise the global Space Surveillance Network (SSN), and is the only phased array radar dedicated to space surveillance. Read the full AN/FPS-85 fact sheet Click here for more information.

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GEODSS

Ground-Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance System, or GEODSS, plays a vital role in tracking deep space objects.
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