Lockheed Martin Awarded Concept Development Contract for U.S. Air Force Space Fence

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Space Surveillance Network (SSN) legacy systems are being retired

MOORESTOWN, N.J., June 30 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $30 million contract to begin concept development for Space Fence, a system of land-based S-Band radars and supporting operations centers that will detect and report on objects and debris orbiting the Earth. Lockheed Martin was one of three industry teams to receive contracts.

The Air Force Materiel Command’s Electronic Systems Center at Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts leads the procurement for Space Fence, which is intended to significantly enhance space situational awareness as legacy systems in the Space Surveillance Network (SSN) are retired.

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