AIR FORCE

GD wins subcontract from Lockheed for space fence work

General Dynamics C4 Systems SATCOM Technologies has won a subcontract from Lockheed Martin to help support the U.S. Air Force Space Fence program to track junk orbiting the Earth.

The company did not disclose the value of the subcontract. Lockheed Martin’s contract is valued at $910 million.

The Space Fence is a surveillance system that was built to detect orbiting objects passing over the United States.

Under the contract, General Dynamics will design and build the ground structures and integrate the mechanical systems for the fence. The new, advanced ground radar system will improve situational awareness and help avoid collisions that could damage the International Space Station, the company said in a release.

Construction is expected to begin mid-2015 on the Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

About the Author

Mark Hoover is a senior staff writer with Washington Technology. You can contact him at mhoover@washingtontechnology.com, or connect with him on Twitter at @mhooverWT.

Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here
close

Trending

  • POWER TRAINING: How to engage your customers

    Don't miss our Aug. 2 Washington Technology Power Training session on Mastering Stakeholder Engagement, where you'll learned the critical skills you need to more fully connect with your customers and win more business. Read More

  • PROJECT 38 PODCAST

    In our latest Project 38 Podcast, editor Nick Wakeman interviews Tom Romeo, the leader of Maximus Federal about how it has zoomed up the 2019 Top 100. Read More

contracts DB

Washington Technology Daily

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.