GAO: Space Force's DARC program faces schedule risk

By Apurva Minchekar / June 8, 2023 at 4:33 PM
The Space Force's new deep space radar system is estimated to take an additional year to complete the program beyond the middle-tier acquisition timeframe of five years, the Government Accountability Office reported today, indicating a schedule risk. The Deep Advanced Radar Capability is a ground-based radar that will provide the Space Force with 24/7 weather capabilities to detect, track, identify and characterize objects in deep space. The program has been using the MTA prototyping pathway since 2021 to build the...

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