The Almaden Air Force Radar Station

March 21, 1958 – The Almaden Air Force Station Begins Searching For Soviet Nuclear Bombers

On March 21, 1958, the Almaden Air Force Station began the detection of Soviet nuclear bomber planes that were expected to be deployed to the west coast of the United States, in the event a nuclear war began.

During the duration of the base two different types of radar stations were installed.

1 thought on “March 21, 1958 – The Almaden Air Force Station Begins Searching For Soviet Nuclear Bombers”

  1. If a ground radar station picks up a missile 250 miles out (which was the range of this particular radar on Mt Umunhum), it was too late. These sites were assigned missions to detect Soviet bombers.

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