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US Space Force Awards SAIC $574M Ground Radar Site Maintenance Contract

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US Space Force Awards SAIC $574M Ground Radar Site Maintenance Contract

Science Applications International Corp. has secured a $574.5 million ground-based radar maintenance and sustainment contract from the U.S. Space Force.

The space military branch is operating a network of early warning radar sensors for missile threat and space object surveillance and detection. The radar sites are at various locations, including Alaska, California, Greenland and the United Kingdom.

SAIC will perform the work for seven years, SpaceNews reported.

Northrop Grumman was previously in charge of maintaining the sensors under a five-year, $866 million contract from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center that ended on May 31.

The company is currently performing other work for the Space Force. It recently won a $733 million contract from the Space Development Agency to deliver 36 Tranche 2 Transport Layer Beta satellites for the Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture. The SDA also selected Northrop to build 42 Tranche 1 Transport Layer and 14 Tranche 1 Tracking Layer satellites. 

Earlier in August, the Space Force announced its intent to award Northrop a sole-source contract to develop the second and third ground-based radar sites for the Deep Space Advanced Radar Capability.

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