This is an aerial photo of the U.S. Air Force Space Surveillance Network on Kwajalein Atoll slated for initial operations in late 2019. Credit: Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin is completing the Air Force Space Fence on Kwajalein Atoll. This image depicts coverage that would be provided and a second site in Western Australia. The S-band radars detects objects passing through the RF "fence" and begins tracking them. Credit: Lockheed Martin Space Systems
Lockheed Martin has built a scaled-down version of the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation space surveillance system in New Jersey. Credit: Lockheed Martin.
Lockheed Martin has built a scaled-down version of the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation space surveillance system in New Jersey. Credit: Lockheed Martin.
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Rendering of part of Raytheon's Space Fence monitoring apparatus. Credit: Raytheon
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Space Fence. Credit: Lockheed Martin
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Space Fence. Credit: Lockheed Martin

Pentagon Approves Latest Air Force Space Fence Plan

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The U.S. Defense Department has signed off on Air Force plans to release a revamped request for proposals  for its delayed next-generation space surveillance system.

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William LaPlante, assistant secretary of the U.S. Air Force Credit: DoD
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