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Lockheed Martin demonstrates Space Fence prototype

9th March 2012 - 15:00 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in London

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Lockheed Martin has demonstrated the capability of its Space Fence radar prototype for the USAF during the system’s preliminary design review (PDR) last month.

The demonstrations comprised a Space Fence contract requirement and took place between December and February, during which the company demonstrated the ground-based radar’s ability to track resident space objects (RSOs), a company representative told Shephard.

The prototype was developed under a $107 million and 18-month contract awarded to the company in January 2011. The Lockheed Martin team consists of AMEC, AT&T and General Dynamics.

The USAF Space Fence programme will provide the capability to be able

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Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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