AMEC to design and construct facilities and infrastructure for U.S. Space Fence radar system


PHILADELPHIA, USA (28 July 2014) "- AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, announces today the award of a contract by Lockheed Martin to design and build facilities for the U.S. Space Fence program.

The new advanced ground-based radar system will enhance the way the U.S. Air Force identifies and tracks more than 200,000 orbiting objects in space and increase the ability to prevent space-based collisions.

Under the contract, AMEC will deliver facilities and infrastructure for an advanced S-Band phased array radar for the Space Fence program including radar array buildings, mechanical buildings, operations buildings, power generation plants, and site work. Construction of the new Space Fence system on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands is scheduled to begin in early 2015.

The value of AMEC's contract has not been announced.

"AMEC is proud to be part of the team that will transform space situational awareness," said Charles Mouzannar, Executive Vice President of AMEC's Construction & Specialty Consulting Group. "We look forward to deploying our engineering and construction resources from across the globe to work seamlessly with the Lockheed Martin team."

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