FAIRBANKS, Alaska—The early warning radar at an Air Force station about 70 miles southwest of Fairbanks will get an upgrade.
Raytheon Co. has been awarded the contract, worth up to $125 million.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://is.gd/sZLfCG) the Clear Air Force Base's radar originally went online in October 1961, looking for satellites and incoming missiles. A newer system began being used in 2000.
Officials say this is part of a $400 million upgrade to Clear, including integrating the radar with the nation's missile defense system.
The radar from the Alaska base sends missile tracking data to bases in Colorado.