House panel calls for detailed review of Next-Gen OPIR risk-mitigation efforts

By Courtney Albon / July 12, 2021 at 1:49 PM
After estimates by the Pentagon's cost assessment office and the Government Accountability Office warned of possible delays and cost growth to the Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared system, House appropriators are calling for a thorough review of the program and its strategy to mitigate risk. GAO reported last month that an independent assessment performed by the Air Force Cost Analysis Agency estimates the program's first launch could be delayed from 2025 to 2027 due to payload development and integration risks. In...

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