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AFA 2012: USAF reveals Space Fence thinking

18th September 2012 - 23:32 GMT | by Tony Skinner in National Harbor


As it nears a down-select on the Space Fence space surveillance system, the US Air Force has outlined the expected makeup of the system.

Speaking at the Air Force Association's Air & Space conference, the commander of Air Force Space Command, Gen William Shelton, said that a contract would likely be awarded to one of the two teams in the first quarter of 2013.

Raytheon is competing against a team led by Lockheed Martin. Both teams carried out prototype testing earlier this year ahead of a request for proposals that is due to be issued imminently.

‘We will likely award

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Tony Skinner


Tony Skinner

Tony Skinner is Shephard Media's Creative Director, overseeing the strategic direction, content development and project …

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