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The DEW (Defense Early Warning) Line was a series of 63 top secret sites above the Artic Circle providing early warning of a possible Soviet attack during the Cold War.
The Air Force photo above of the Point Lay Alaska DEW Line station taken by Tech. Sgt. Donald L. Wetterman shows living and equipment facilities, radar dome, and the tropospheric communications system used to relay messages between sites in the days before satellite communications.
When the DEW Line contract was awarded in the late 1950s, Vectrus was called ITT Federal Electric Corporation, and the large and highly challenging technical, logistical and infrastructure asset management demands proved an ideal environment for setting the trajectory of our company.
Employees responsible for maintaining the advanced radar and communication systems had to have advanced knowledge of electronics and specialized training provided by the company. The MIT-developed technology was a marvel of its time and was capable of relaying a warning message across the Arctic and then down to NORAD at Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado Springs.
Replacing a klystron tube at a DEW Line site. Klystron's are used in radar systems, high power communications and high-energy physics.
Christmas Holiday celebration at the Pelly Bay site. Larger sites had libraries and showed movies that were flown in from the U.S. The workforce included mechanics, cooks, logisticians, technicians and medical staff.
An Inuit welder makes repairs. Each site had to be highly self-sufficient to keep equipment and life-support systems operational.
Multiple sites operated by Vectrus within the Department of Defense Information Network, were selected as Facility of the Year by the Defense Information Systems Agency-Europe (DISA-E). Read more
Military Times selects Vectrus, Inc. (NYSE: VEC) for its “Best for Vets: Employers 2017” rankings. Based on answers provided in a rigorous survey, the selection identifies organizations that are supportive of Veterans and their families.Read more
Vectrus Systems Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vectrus, Inc. (NYSE: VEC), was awarded a contract to provide base operations support services at Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, Alabama. The contract has a potential seven year period of performance. Funds of $37 million are being...Read more