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Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared Next-Gen OPIR

SDA Will Control Many Sat Buys, But NOT NROs: Tournear

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


“We are the ones that say this is what needs to be done” to build a next-gen space architecture, says SDA Acting Director Derek Tournear. Except when they don’t.

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SMC Offers To Help Speed Deals For SDA

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The Space & Missile Systems Center’s Space Enterprise Consortium has been so successful at providing competitive prototypes, fast, that SMC wants to expand its scope dramatically.

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Raytheon Aims to Straddle DoD Missile Defense Satellite Portfolio [Sponsored]

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Wallis Laughrey, Raytheon Vice President for Space and Airborne Systems, says it is possible that the Air Force will keep both Raytheon and Northrop Grumman as Next-Gen OPIR GEO payload providers “if funding is available.”

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Trump Threatens NDAA Veto If House Cuts Stand

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The Trump Administration argues the HASC’s cuts to the defense policy bill would hamper missile detection and defense priorities.

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Raytheon Designs Sensors For Blackjack — & OPIR

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“We work both sides” of DoD’s upstairs-downstairs approach to missile warning architectures in both high and low Earth orbits, says Wallis Laughrey, vice president of Raytheon Space Systems.

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Next Gen Jammer Deliveries & OPIR: New Raytheon SAS Boss

Posted by Colin Clark on


Raytheon’s Space and Airborne Systems division is planning to hire more than 5,000 people. “Over 2,000 last year, and over 2,000 in the next 18 months, and that’s likely to continue for the next four to five years,” Roy Azevedo says in our interview.

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OPIR Missile Warning Sats Plow Ahead Amid $$ Turmoil

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


Next-Gen OPIR program is moving right along as Lockheed and Raytheon keep their heads down amid funding discussions between the Air Force and Congress.

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HASC Markup Punts Space Force Decision, Chops Next-Gen OPIR

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“I don’t trust the Air Force, on its own, given its existing structure to properly prioritize space,” Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee Adam Smith says.

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Space Force: It’s Not Dead, But…

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CSIS’s Todd Harrison, who supports the proposal, says his odds on the Space Force being fully approved by Congress this year are currently “slightly less than 50 percent.”

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