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Cape Cod Air Station, Massachusetts Military Reservation, Sandwich, Barnstable County, MA

Cape Cod Air Station, Massachusetts Military Reservation, Sandwich, Barnstable County, MA

 
 
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Summary

Significance: This facility is one of four PAVE (Air Force program name) Phased Array Warning System (PAVE PAWS) sites located in the U.S. It was designed to provide early warning and tracking for submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs). It was the first ground-based SLBM detection and tracking unit to be deployed by the U.S. It was designed to provide sufficient warning time to sustain a credible second strike deterrent and counter the Soviet threat of forward deployment of ballistic missiles patrolling the coasts of North America.
Survey number: HAER MA-151
Building/structure dates: 1978 Initial Construction

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Raytheon Equipment Division
U.S. Air Force
Gilbane Construction Company
Argonne National Laboratory, contractor
Meyer, Lauren, transmitter
Kramer, Bob, photographer
Collett, Neal, photographer
Whorton, Mandy, historian
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Location

Sandwich (Mass.)41.75896, -70.49393
Google Map of 41.7589615, -70.49393169999999
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Library of Congress
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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