BAE Wins $540M to Maintain USAF Space Radar System; Tom White Comments

Bae systems logo_ExecutiveBizBAE Systems will continue to maintain the U.S. Air Force Space Command’s space radar system for missile threat detection and surveillance operations under a contract extension worth nearly $540 million.

The company will manage and operate the Solid State Phased Array Radar System, which works to monitor various objects in the Earth’s orbit, BAE Systems said Monday.

Tom White, senior director of mission support services at BAE Systems, said the company intends to help the Space Command build up its threat preparedness.

The radar system is built to identify satellites, rocket parts and other objects in space.

The three-year contract is intended to extend a previous project that BAE Systems has worked on since 2007.

Check Also

SAIC

SAIC Awarded TSA Test & Evaluation Support BPA

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) has been awarded a potential $40M blanket purchase agreement for operational test and evaluation services to the Transportation Security Administration, according to an award notice posted Thursday.

US Air Force

Air Force Selects Boeing, Lockheed, Raytheon Technologies for Hypersonic Cruise Missile Tech Design Program

The U.S. Air Force has indicated its intent to solicit design proposals from Boeing (NYSE: BA), Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX) for a hypersonic cruise missile technology that can be launched from a fighter or a bomber aircraft.