SBIRS LOWSpace Based Infrared System Low orbit (DISA)
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Even a ground-based system (i.e., interceptors and radars) might be supported by space-based sensors for midcourse tracking and discrimination (such as the proposed SBIRS low satellites).
The TRW/Raytheon (NYSE:TRW) Space Based Infrared System Low (SBIRS Low) team progressed its system design effort with the successful completion of the second of three major program milestones, the System Design Review (SDR).
SBIRS Low is the low-Earth orbiting component of the next generation missile early warning and tracking system.
"SBIRS Low is a critical piece of America's missile defense architecture," said Patrick Caruana, TRW vice president and SBIRS Low program manager.