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Northrop Grumman to develop missile warning satellites for US Space Force

20th May 2020 - 14:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $2.37 billion contract modification to develop two Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) missile warning satellites for the USAF.

The contract modification from the US Space Force, announced by the DoD on 18 May, covers Phase One design/development, critical path flight hardware procurement, and risk reduction efforts leading to a critical design review to the basic contract.

Work will be performed in Redondo Beach, California, and is expected to be completed by December 2025.

The original $47 million contract covered analysis of system and payload requirements for the two polar orbiting satellites.

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