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  • U.S. Electronic Systems Center officials award Space Fence preliminary design contracts

    02/04/2011 2:52:07 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 5 replies
    Defense Professionals ^ | 2/4/2011 | Chuck Paone
    Electronic Systems Center officials have issued two competitive contract orders, each worth $107 million, for preliminary design of the Space Fence program. They awarded the contracts to Raytheon Corp.'s Integrated Defense Systems and Lockheed Martin Corporation's Mission Systems & Sensors Division. The Space Fence program, with a total anticipated value of more than $3.5 billion, will deliver a system of geographically dispersed ground-based sensors to track space debris and provide timely assessment of space events, said program manager Linda Haines. "That will allow us to reduce susceptibility to collision or attack, improve the space catalog accuracy and provide enhanced space...