Eagle Peak FAA Radar Site
Eagle Peak FAA Radar Site (1996-Active) - A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Long Range Radar (LLR) site established in 1996 on Eagle Peak near Van Horn, Hudspeth County, Texas. 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 Joint Surveillance System (JSS) ID of J-27A and an FAA ID of ZQNW. Active FAA Radar Site.
This site became an FAA radar site in 1996, furnishing radar track data to the FAA ARTCC's and to USAF Direction Centers. An 18 Jan 1996 satellite photo shows the site under construction with the building up but no radome up as of that date.
The radar site data is available to the USAF/NORAD Battle Control System-Fixed (BCS-F) operations centers (EADS & WADS) as well as the FAA Albuquerque ARTCC (ZAB) and adjacent ARTCCs.