Cross City FAA Radar Site
Cross City FAA Radar Site (1980-Active) - A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Long-Range Radar (LRR) site first established in 1980 near Cross City, Dixie County, Florida. The site is used to identify and track military and civilian aircraft movements within a 200-mile radius and to provide air-ground radio communication with those aircraft. Assigned a SAGE System ID of Z-333, a JSS ID of J-10, and an FAA ID of CTY. Active FAA Radar Site. Located on a different site from Cross City Air Force Station.
This site became a new FAA radar site in 1980, furnishing radar track data to the FAA ARTCCs and to USAF Direction Centers. The initial FAA ARSR-3 search radar remained in operation until it was modified to become a ARSR-4 radar between 1996 and 1999. The US Air Force OLAB of the 20th Air Defense Squadron (ADS) operated a USAF FPS-116 height finder radar here between 1980 and 1988. The current configuration includes the ARSR-4 radar and an ATCBI-6M Beacon Set.
The radar site data is now available to the USAF/NORAD Battle Control System-Fixed (BCS-F) operations centers (EADS & WADS) as well as the FAA Jacksonville ARTCC (ZJX) and adjacent ARTCCs. Other federal agencies have access to the data under the Homeland Security umbrella.
Active FAA facility near Cross City in Dixie County, Florida.