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BAE To Continue USAF Solid State Phased Radar System Support
BAE System Solid State Phased Radar System

BAE Systems will continue supporting US Air Force’s (USAF) 21st Space Wing for the maintenance of the Solid State Phased Radar System (SSPARS).

The U.S. Air Force awarded a year on extension of the original contract in 2006 through the completion of the contract in 2018 is valued at $550 million. The modification award is valued at $46 million, the company said in a statement Wednesday.

“Providing missile defense and space surveillance for the United States, Canada, and our allies is a very important mission,” said DeEtte Gray, president of BAE Systems’ Intelligence & Security sector.

BAE Systems will maintain around-the-clock operations and maintenance support at each SSPARS site location. SSPARS is comprised of five radar sites in the Northern Hemisphere: Beale Air Force Base, California; Cape Cod Air Force Station, Massachusetts; Clear Air Force Station, Alaska; Royal Air Force Fylingdales, United Kingdom; and Thule Air Base, Greenland.

These sites provide the US Air Force with capabilities such as sea‐launched ballistic missile warning; ballistic missile early warning and space surveillance; ground‐based midcourse defense programs; maintenance for military satellite communications systems; communications-electronic systems; and precision measurement equipment calibration and maintenance.

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