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Rocky Point (NY-25) Nike Base

Rocky Point (NY-25) Nike Base:1957-74, Suffolk County, Brookhaven, Rocky Point. Integrated Fire Control for launchers at Brookhaven. Located between Wading River Manor Road and NY Route 46, South of NY Route 25A. Easternmost of the NY Defense Area contained multiple radar systems, ACQR, LOPAR, ABAR, HIPAR, and reserve radar integration system. Defended nuclear research at Brookhaven National Laboratories, Gruman's Calverton test facility and Suffolk County AFB. See also NIKE.

For more information see alpha.fdu.edu/~bender/NY25.html (link opens new window)

Thanks to Ronald Pennisi for information on the correct closing date.

 

New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
Last modified: July 12, 2007
URL: http://www.dmna.state.ny.us/forts/fortsQ_S/rockyPointNike.htm

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