SECRET SUB BASE - During
the Cold War
In Balaklava, Ukraine -
Insert image by jindeli
Photos by Russos at Sevastopol
on the Black Sea
The base housed
the C-189 now at
museum in Petersburg.
The USA was monitoring the Black Sea well, at Karamürsel,
is a type of very large circular Wullenweber" antenna array, built at
many locations during the Cold War
for HF/DF direction finding of high priority targets. The
worldwide network, known collectively as "Iron Horse",
could locate HF communications almost anywhere on the planet. Due to
their large size and shape,
these units were often nicknamed "Elephant Cages" or "Turkey
The Karamürsel AB FLR-9 was activated in 1966 and deactivated in
1977, when it was also dismantled.
with these Antennas in Adak, Alaska.
It was Anthony Bourdain
lead me to this history.
He visited and reported on foods in the Ukraine
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