32nd Fighter Squadron the Wolfhounds
Canal Zone – Soesterberg / Camp New Amsterdam – Ramstein
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|History & Picture Gallery|
|›||Brief History 32nd Fighter Squadron|
|›||Insignia 32nd Fighter Squadron|
|WWII Canal Zone|
|›||6th Air Force|
|›||The Caribbean Breeze|
|›||Battle of the Caribbean|
|›||The Beginning, 1954|
|›||Tail Code "CR"|
|›||End of an Era|
|›||17th Air Force|
|›||Gomer Wolfhound Mascot|
|›||32nd Fighter Group|
|›||32nd Base Commanders|
|›||Alpha-Scramble on 1989 July 4th|
|›||CF-15C - Convertible|
|›||F-100 Super Sabre|
|›||T-33 Shooting star|
|›||F-102 Delta Dagger|
|›||Sharing 32nd Info / Memorabilia with the Curator|
Defense Support Program Satellites with the 32nd
Numerous improvement projects have enabled DSP to provide accurate, reliable data in the face of evolving missile threats. On-station sensor reliability has provided uninterrupted service well past their design lifetime. Recent technological improvements in sensor design include above-the-horizon capability for full hemispheric coverage and improved resolution. Increased on-board signal-processing capability improves clutter rejection. Enhanced reliability and survivability improvements were also incorporated. The Space Based Infrared System is projected to replace DSP.
The 460th Space Wing, with headquarters at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., has units that operate DSP satellites and report warning information, via communications links, to the North American Aerospace Defense Command/U.S. Northern Command and U.S. Strategic Command early warning centers within Cheyenne Mountain, located near Colorado Springs, Colo. These centers immediately forward data to various agencies and areas of operations around the world.
DSP satellites were typically launched into geosynchronous orbit on a Titan IV booster and inertial upper stage combination. However, one DSP satellite was launched using the space shuttle on mission STS-44 (Nov. 24, 1991). The final DSP satellite was launched on the new Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Delta IV, Heavy in November 2007.
DSP's effectiveness was proven during Desert Storm, when DSP detected the launch of Iraqi Scud missiles and provided warning to civilian populations and coalition forces in Israel and Saudi Arabia.