Galeta Island was the site of a U.S. military communications facility from the 1930s through 2002, when it was turned over to the government of Panama. The facility included an operations building located in the center of a U.S. Navy AN/FRD-10A(V) antenna array, which is a Circularly Disposed Antenna Array (CDAA) also known as a Wullenweber array.
The island was shared with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), which still maintains a research facility on the island. U.S. military activity ceased on the island after 2002, while tropical research continues in a separate facility located just east of the former communications facility.
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- STRI Galeta webcam
- NSGA Galeta Island, Panama at Navy CT History
- Rumsfeld Archive, document which has description of Galeta Island NSGA