The contracts have been signed to locate the Regional Tracking Center for Sector 2 in the ancient city of Mary, Turkmenistan.
Sector 2 covers all of Asia and the Middle East.
Scouts in Flight Command say the selection process was tough this year in Sector 2 due to a variety of factors. Civil unrest, extreme weather conditions and natural disaster recovery all played a part in finding a suitable location.
The city of Mary, which is the capitol in a region of the same name in Turkmenistan, is a fairly large city for a Regional Tracking Center. Mary dates back more than 2500 years in its history.
Due to the city’s size and central location within Asia is was easy to find a location with all the modern amenities needed for a Regional Tracking Center.
It is anticipated that this center will be operational by August 5th.