The Space Force wants an open platform to process and distribute data from missile-warning satellites so it's less dependent on the current prime contractor Lockheed Martin.
Lockheed Martin gets $4.9 billion contract to build three missile-warning satellites for U.S. Space Force
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $4.9 billion contract for the production of three geosynchronous Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared satellites.
Lockheed Martin will analyze the risks in the process of migrating a SBIRS geosynchronous satellite to the next-generation Enterprise Ground Services.
The Space and Missile Systems Center needs a digital workflow system for the development of classified early-warning and communications satellites.
GAO in its annual assessment of DoD acquisition programs says Next-Gen OPIR “faces multiple challenges."
Raytheon and a Northrop Grumman/Ball Aerospace team designed competing sensor payloads for the Next-Gen OPIR geosynchronous satellites.
The contract is for two Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared missile warning satellites to be deployed in polar orbits.
The Wide Field of View satellite is scheduled to launch in August 2021.
The five-year contract is to develop the Future Operationally Resilient Ground Evolution, or FORGE.
Big-money satellite procurements remain firmly in the clutch of the big primes. Nowhere is this more apparent than in missile defense satellite programs.