10 Radar Squadron (RCAF)

Canadian Forces Station Chibougamau
Coordinates49°56′53″N 74°20′35″W / 49.94804°N 74.34310°W / 49.94804; -74.34310 (CFS Chibougamau C-42)
TypeRadar Station
CodeC-42
Site information
Controlled by Royal Canadian Air Force
Site history
Built1960-1962
Built by Royal Canadian Air Force
In use1962-1988
CFS Chibougamau is located in Quebec
CFS Chibougamau
CFS Chibougamau
Location of Canadian Forces Station Chibougamau, Quebec

CFS Chibougamau, or RCAF Station Chibougamau (pre-1967), housed the 10 Radar Squadron (Royal Canadian Air Force). The facility was a military radar installation in Chibougamau, Quebec, Canada, that formed part of the Pinetree Line. Shortly after opening, in 1963, it was converted to semi-automated operation using the NORAD SAGE system. The station was operated exclusively by the Royal Canadian Air Force.[1]

Construction took place from the summer of 1960 until the end of September 1962. It officially opened on May 1, 1962, and closed some time in 1988.[2]

References[]

  1. ^ A History of the Air Defence of Canada, 1948-1997. Commander Fighter Group. 1997. ISBN 978-0-9681973-0-1.
  2. ^ MacKenzie, John A. (2005-12-13). "Annex F - Post World War II Radar: CADIN/Pinetree Line". The History of Canadian Military Communications and Electronics. Government of Canada, National Defence, Communications and Electronics Branch. Archived from the original on 3 August 2009. Retrieved 20 January 2010.