Kokee Air Force Station

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Kokee Air Force Station (1961-Active) - A Cold War Air Force Radar Station first established in 1961 on the Island of Kauai, Kauai County, Hawaii. Named Kokee Air Force Station after the location atop Mount Kokee. Became a joint use (FAA/USAF) radar site in the JSS System with a JSS ID of H-02. Active joint use radar site operated by the Hawaii Air National Guard.

FPS-117 Radome on Kokee Air Force Station, Hawaii, 2003.

Kokee Air Force Station

Kokee Air Force Station Support Buildings, 2003.

Established in 1961 on a 10 acre site with a construction cost of $376,376 as Kokee Air Force Station manned by the 150th AC&W Squadron, Hawaii Air National Guard (HANG). The station initially had both a Ground-Control Intercept (GCI) and early warning mission. The early warning mission involved tracking and identifying all aircraft entering their airspace while the GCI mission involved guiding Air Force interceptors to any identified enemy aircraft. Controllers at the station vectored fighter aircraft at the correct course and speed to intercept enemy aircraft using voice commands via ground-to-air radio.

Initial equipment included the FPS-20A search radar and an FPS-6 height-finder radar. The search radar was later upgraded to an FPS-93A.

A FPS-117v4 minimally attended radar was relocated in 1994 from Galena Radar Site in Alaska.

In July 2007 the 150th AC&W Squadron deactivated and became an operating location (OL) of the 169th AC&W Squadron at Kokee Air Force Station.

Kokee AFS Major Equipment List
Search Radar HF Radar Data Systems
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Current Status

Active radar site operated by the Hawaii Air National Guard.

Location: Mount Kokee on the Island of Kauai, Kauai County, Hawaii.

Maps & Images

Lat: 22.14778 Long: -159.645

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  • Elevation: 4,200'

See Also:



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  • Bad Links /museum/parsehtml.php?html=KokeeAFSKauaiHIfactsheet1989.html&type=doc_html USAF Fact Sheet 1989]

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