Raytheon contracted for Cobra Dane radar support
by James Laporta
Washington (UPI) Mar 19, 2018
Raytheon has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Air Force for support on the Cobra Dane radar.
The deal, announced Friday by the Department of Defense, is valued at more than $511 million under the terms of an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract.
The agreement enables Raytheon to provide operating services that maintain and sustain the Cobra Dane radar.
The AN/FPS-108 Cobra Dane radar is a single-faced ground-based, L-band phased-array radar located at Eareckson Air Station in Shemya, Alaska.
The primary mission of the Cobra Dane radar system is to gather intelligence in support of verification of the SALT II arms limitation treaty, now known as START.
SALT II, or Strategic Arms Limitation Talks, occurred between the United States and negotiators under the former Soviet Union. The talks took place between 1972 and 1979 aimed at stemming the manufacture of strategic nuclear weapons.
The SALT II agreement was replaced by the START I treaty in 1991 and the START II treaty in 1993.
START, or Strategic Arms Reduction Treaties, which was ratified by the United States and Russia in 2011, places limits on warhead capabilities and the amount of nuclear weapons maintained by a nation.
Work will occur at Eareckson Air Station in Shemya, Alaska, and is expected to be complete by March 2025, the Pentagon said.
No funds are being obligated to Raytheon at time of award.
Technique to see objects hidden around corners
Stanford CA (SPX) Mar 06, 2018
A driverless car is making its way through a winding neighborhood street, about to make a sharp turn onto a road where a child's ball has just rolled. Although no person in the car can see that ball, the car stops to avoid it. This is because the car is outfitted with extremely sensitive laser technology that reflects off nearby objects to see around corners. This scenario is one of many that researchers at Stanford University are imagining for a system that can produce images of objects hidden fr ... read more
|The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2024 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. All articles labeled "by Staff Writers" include reports supplied to Space Media Network by industry news wires, PR agencies, corporate press officers and the like. Such articles are individually curated and edited by Space Media Network staff on the basis of the report's information value to our industry and professional readership. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Statement Our advertisers use various cookies and the like to deliver the best ad banner available at one time. All network advertising suppliers have GDPR policies (Legitimate Interest) that conform with EU regulations for data collection. By using our websites you consent to cookie based advertising. If you do not agree with this then you must stop using the websites from May 25, 2018. Privacy Statement. Additional information can be found here at About Us.