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Constellation of Defense Support Program satellites; geosynchronous-orbiting SBIRS satellites; and SBIRS sensors hosted aboard classified satellites in highly elliptical orbit. Credit: Lockheed Martin artist's concept
Artist's concept of SBIRS satellite. Credit: U.S. Air Force
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The U.S. Air Force's  upcoming fifth and sixth satellites in its missile warning constellation will have a new satellite bus, Lockheed Martin's A2100. Credit: Lockheed Martin.
The U.S. Air Force's  upcoming fifth and sixth satellites in its missile warning constellation will have a new satellite bus. CREDIT: Lockheed Martin.
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Letter | Lockheed Still Exploring Options on SBIRS

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The story “Lockheed Martin Examines Cost-cutting Options for SBIRS” overstates the status of in-process studies Lockheed Martin is conducting on the future of the Space Based Infrared System.

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The U.S. Air Force's  upcoming fifth and sixth satellites in its missile warning constellation will have a new satellite bus. CREDIT: Lockheed Martin.
The U.S. Air Force's  upcoming fifth and sixth satellites in its missile warning constellation will have a new satellite bus. CREDIT: Lockheed Martin.
SBIRS GEO 2. Credit: Lockheed Martin

Report: SBIRS Tech Update Would Be Costly

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Significant technology upgrades proposed by the U.S. Senate for the fifth and sixth satellites in the Pentagon’s missile warning program could cost more than $800 million and cause delays leading to gaps in coverage, according to an Air Force report.

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