USAF LRSW Modernizes US Space Launch Ranges

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Up to $160M to ManTech to support LRSW space launch operations. (March 23/10) The US Air Force’s Launch and Range Systems Wing (LRSW) is modernizing the US space launch ranges – the Eastern Range (Patrick AFB, FL) and the Western Range (Vandenberg AFB, CA) A focus on LRSW’s modernization efforts is the US Launch & Test Range System (LTRS), which consists of ground-based surveillance, navigation, flight operations and analysis, command and control, communications and weather assets located at the Eastern Range and the Western Range. The majority of the equipment supporting the US space launch ranges was installed during the 1960s and 1970s. Multiple LTRS upgrade efforts are underway including the Range Standardization and Automation (RSA) program, ongoing Instrumentation Modernization (IM) projects, numerous recapitalization efforts, and various depot support projects to reduce operations and sustainment costs. The current modernization efforts is replacing approximately 20% of the system. The LRSW uses contractors to support its modernization work… Contracts and Key Events Unless otherwise noted, the contracts are awarded by the US Air Force’s Launch and Range Systems Wing in El Segundo, CA. March 23/10: ManTech SRS Technologies in Arlington, VA received a $15.4 million contract to provide system engineering and integration […]

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