Radar Antenna, Chicksands, Bedfordshire

Radar Antenna, Chicksands, Bedfordshire
Photograph taken June 1996 © Crown copyright.NMR ref: AA95/05223

This antenna was built by the US Air Force in 1963 - during the Cold War. It was designed to intercept strategic communications. It consisted of a central brick building surrounded by two rings of towers and then a further two concentric rings of antennae.

Location

Bedfordshire Chicksands

Period

1990s (1990 - 1999)

Tags

cold war defence communications USA military