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    BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Services has received a $49.6 million US Air Force contract to manage, operate and maintain advanced radar systems at five key strategic missile warning bases around the world, the Department of Defense announced.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Work will be performed at Beale Air Force Base, California; Cape Cod Air Force Station, Massachusetts; Clear Air Force Station, Alaska; Thule Air Base, Greenland; and Royal Air Force Fylingdales, United Kingdom, the Defense Department noted.

    "BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Services, Rockville, Maryland, has been awarded a $49.6 million… contract… to manage, operate, maintain and logistically support the Solid State Phased Array Radar Systems," the announcement said on Thursday.

    The five bases comprise the basic ground-based radar system to detect all potential intercontinental ballistic missile nuclear attacks against the United States.

    The Solid State Phased Array Radar System (SSPARS) is a US Air Force radar, computer and communications system for missile warning and space surveillance that is deployed at five geographically separated locations around the world, all in the Northern Hemisphere.

    Solid State Phased Array Radar System (SSPARS), BAE Systems
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