Contract Awarded For The Integration And Fusion Of Data From The Commericially Hosted Infrared Payload, Overhead Persistent Infrared
Wide Field Of View Staring Sensor At The Advanced Fusion Center And The Algorithm Development Laboratory
This is a significant production milestone for the fourth GEO satellite and further demonstrates our commitment to delivering SBIRS unprecedented capabilities to our nation, said Jeffrey Smith, vice president of Lockheed Martin's Overhead Persistent Infrared
(OPIR) mission area.
The center is fast tracking its Overhead Persistent Infrared
Projections for 2024 show an 11.8 percent increase--up to $11.1 billion--over 2020 levels, but that is primarily due to a growth in spending on the next-generation overhead persistent infrared
satellite program, he said.
During the quarter, SAS booked $288 million on the Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar System (ASARS) program and $90 million for the Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared
(Next Gen OPIR) program, both for the U.S.
Space: $564 million in additional funding to develop enhanced offensive and defensive space capabilities, including $100 million for advanced sensors for Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared
, the successor to the Space Based Infrared System and $200 million for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) development efforts.
The article includes direct reference to overhead persistent infrared
(OPIR) architectural-transition concepts currently under consideration with the advent of disaggregation approaches by the Space and Missile Center.