The Distant Early Warning Line, also known as the DEW Line or Early Warning Line, was a system of radar stations in the far northern Arctic region of Canada, with additional stations along the North Coast and Aleutian Islands of Alaska, in addition to the Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Iceland. It was set up to detect incoming Soviet bombers during the Cold War, and provide early warning of any sea-and-land invasion. The DEW Line was operational from 1957 to the late 1990s and it was the northernmost and most capable of three radar lines in Canada and Alaska; the joint Canadian-US Pinetree Line ran from Newfoundland to Vancouver Island, and the Mid-Canada Line ran somewhat north of this. The Company built the project under contracts with both the US Department of Defense and the Canadian Department of Defense.
Vandenberg AFB is a Department of Defense space and missile testing base, with a mission of placing satellites into polar orbit from the west coast. In addition to building all the structures and launch platforms the Company built the launch pad facilities for Space X as well as the facilities on the 100 acres leased to the California Spaceport in 1995.
NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards AFB
Contained inside Edwards Air Force Base is NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC) where modern aircraft research is still active (e.g. the Boeing X-45). The AFRC is home to many of the world’s most advanced aircraft. Notable recent research projects include the Controlled Impact Demonstration and the Linear Aerospike SR-71 Experiment. In addition we built all the Space Shuttle facilities including the rocket engine test sites.The Company continues to perform work at the site which dates back to 1942.
Fort Greely is a United States Army launch site for anti-ballistic missiles located approximately 100 miles southeast of Fairbanks, Alaska. It is also the home of the Cold Regions Test Center (CRTC), as Fort Greely is one of the coldest areas in Alaska, and can accommodate cold, extreme cold, or temperate weather tests depending on the season. Another cold weather project the Company completed ahead of schedule despite the harsh conditions.
The silo, known as launch facility Delta Nine (D-09) was constructed in 1963. It occupies 1.6 acres nearly one-half mile southwest of Interstate 90 near the town of Wall, South Dakota. It consists of an underground launch tube 12 feet in diameter and 80 feet deep, made of reinforced concrete with a steel-plate liner. It was the first of 60 such silo’s the Company built through the eighties.
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station is an installation of the United States Air Force Space Command’s 45th Space Wing headquartered at nearby Patrick Air Force Base. Located on Cape Canaveral in Florida, CCAFS is the primary launch head of America’s Eastern Range with four launch pads currently active. In addition to constructing the site we built all the roads, bridges and infrastructure for the nearby Merritt Island. The Company constructed the 10,000-foot runway as well as the launch pad for the Space Shuttle.
The Company constructed the Headquarters and Control buildings for the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.