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Space Force awards Next-Gen OPIR contract

5th January 2021 - 12:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Next-Gen OPIR satellites are intended to provide early warning of missile launches from any location worldwide.

Lockheed Martin is to produce three geosynchronous Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared (Next-Gen OPIR) satellites for the US Space Force (USSF) under a $4.93 billion contract modification announced on 4 January.

Work will be performed in Sunnyvale, California, for completion by 31 May 2028.

The original $2.9 billion contract ...

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