What do they do at RAF Fylingdales?

What do they do at RAF Fylingdales?

RAF Fylingdales in North Yorkshire provides a continuous ballistic missile early warning service to the UK and US Governments, ensuring a surprise missile attack cannot succeed. As a key element of the Space Surveillance Network, the Station is capable of tracking objects 3000 miles into space.

Can you visit RAF Fylingdales?

All visits to the Station are by appointment only.

When were the Fylingdales golf balls demolished?

RAF Fylingdales (The golf balls) 1963-1992 In 1992, after the Cold War had ended the giant ‘golf balls’ were demolished and replaced by a less exciting pyramid structure. Nowadays it is used to track and detect objects orbiting the Earth, such as satellites, space junk and potentially UFOs.

Is RAF Fylingdales still operational?

Royal Air Force Fylingdales or more simply RAF Fylingdales is a Royal Air Force station on Snod Hill in the North York Moors, England….

RAF Fylingdales
Built 1962/63
In use 1963–Present
Garrison information
Current commander Wg Cdr Thomas Colledge

Are the Fylingdales golf balls still there?

The Fylingdale radomes were in use until 1992, when they were replaced by an advanced radar system, the three sided solid-state phased-array radar (SSPAR) grey pyramid. The golf balls were subsequently dismantled.

What are the golf balls at Menwith Hill?

The site acts as a ground station for a number of satellites operated by the US National Reconnaissance Office, on behalf of the NSA, with antennae contained in numerous distinctive white radomes, locally referred to as “the golf balls”, and is alleged to be an element of the ECHELON system.

Is Menwith Hill still active?

Royal Air Force Menwith Hill is a Royal Air Force station near Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England, which provides communications and intelligence support services to the United Kingdom and the United States….

RAF Menwith Hill
Condition Operational
Site history
Built 1956 – 1959
In use 1959 – present

Is Menwith Hill closing down?

RAF Menwith Hill will ‘remain an integral part of joint UK and US security’ and ‘has an assured future,’ according to its commanding officer, as a programme of demolition work is set to continue. Menwith Hill on the outskirts of Harrogate.