Site designation and locations of the five Nike batteries guarding Providence are as follows: (PR-38) Bristol, (PR-58) North Kingston, (PR-69) Coventry, (PR-79) Foster, and (PR-99) North Smithfield.
Two additional sites in Massachusetts contributed to the defense of Rhode Island's capital city. The five batteries became operational between 1956 and 1958. From 1959 through 1960, sites PR-38 and PR-99 were upgraded to launch Nike Hercules missiles. Site PR-79 at Foster was preserved, to be used as a State Police facility.
Command and Control was handled from a BIRDIE/Missile Mentor facility located in PR-69 Coventry. This facility assumed the target designation role for all batteries in New England after the four New England defense areas were consolidated in the late 1960s.
Site PR-99 at North Smithfield stayed in operation until 1971 while PR-38 at Bristol held on until 1974.
|Nike PR-19 12 Nike Ajax launchers.. Operational 1956 - Jun 1971 . Control site MAArNG/USAR Center. Launch site Town of Rehobeth.|
|Nike PR-29 12 Nike Ajax launchers.. Operational 1956 - Jun 1959 . Control site private ownership. Launch site private ownership motor company.|
|Nike PR-38 10 Nike Ajax/Nike Hercules launchers. Operational 1956 - Apr 1974 . Control site Brown University. Launch site Roger Williams College.|
|Nike PR-58 12 Nike Ajax launchers.. Operational 1956 - 1963. Control site North Kingston Parks and Recreation Department. Launch site RIANG installation.|
|Nike PR-69 12 Nike Ajax launchers.. Operational 1956 - Oct 1974 . Control site RIANG 281st, 282d Combat Communications Squadrons. Launch site General Services Administration.|
|Nike PR-79 12 Nike Ajax launchers.. Operational 1956 - Jun 1963 . Control site Foster/Gloucester Regional School District. Launch site State of Rhode Island State Police Training Center.|
|Nike PR-99 11 Nike Ajax/10 Nike Hercules launchers. Operational 1956 - Jun 1971 . Control site RIANG/USAFR Center. Launch site US Army.|