The Real Star Wars

Two titans of the defense industry have submitted final contract proposals for the Air Force’s ambitious Space Fence program that seeks to field a next-generation, ground-based radar system that will improve the way the service identifies and tracks objects orbiting Earth.

The Space Fence–a large, S-band radar that will be based in Kwajalein atoll, in the Republic of the Marshall Islands–will be capable of not only detecting more objects, but also much smaller objects in low-Earth orbit.


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