make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

NC Air Force base opens new radar control facility

READ MORE:

SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, NC (AP) -- An upgrade of the radar tracking system at a North Carolina Air Force base is passing a milestone.

Officials at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base on Tuesday officially open the first phase of the 10-year project to replace decades-old facilities.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony opens a new Radar Approach Control facility, where observers track the movements of military and civilian aircraft in airspace surrounding the Goldsboro base. Still to be completed are an air traffic control tower, where airmen direct landings and takeoffs from the base airfields.

The upgrades also include a complex that will house members of the radar approach control units.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.

»