Cape Makkovik Air Station

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Cape Makkovik Air Station
Part of Pinetree Line
Labrador, Canada
923d Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron - Emblem.png
Coordinates 55°13′30″N 059°08′45″W / 55.22500°N 59.14583°W / 55.22500; -59.14583 (Cape Makkovik AS N-28A)
Type Radar Station
Code N-28A
Site information
Controlled by Aerospace Defense Command
Site history
Built 1957
Built by United States Air Force
In use 1957-1961
Hopedale AS is located in Newfoundland and Labrador
Hopedale AS
Hopedale AS
Location of Cape Makkovik Air Station, Labrador

Cape Makkovik Air Station (ADC ID: N-28A) is a closed General Surveillance-Gap Filler Radar station. It is located 140 miles (230 km) north-northeast of CFB Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.[1] It was closed in 1961. [2]


The site was established in 1957 as a manned Gap Filler radar station, built by the United States Air Force, under operational control of Hopedale Air Station and part of Pinetree Line of Ground-Control Intercept (GCI) radar sites.

The station was assigned to Aerospace Defense Command in 1957, and was given designation "N-28A" (later "C-28A)." Aerospace Defense Command stationed the 923d Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron at the station in 1957. It operated an AN/FPS-14 manned Gap Filler search radar.[3]

USAF units and assignments[edit]


  • Activated as 923d Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron at Grenier AFB, New Hampshire, 13 June 1953
Moved to Hopedale Air Station, 1 October 1953
Inactivated 1961.


See also[edit]


 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  • A Handbook of Aerospace Defense Organization 1946 - 1980, by Lloyd H. Cornett and Mildred W. Johnson, Office of History, Aerospace Defense Center, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado
  • Winkler, David F. (1997), Searching the skies: the legacy of the United States Cold War defense radar program. Prepared for United States Air Force Headquarters Air Combat Command.
  • Information for Cape Makkovik AS, NL