Senate appropriators recommend $323 million cut to Next-Gen OPIR

By Courtney Albon / October 19, 2021 at 2:01 PM
The Senate Appropriations Committee is proposing a $323 million cut to the Space Force’s Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared program’s space and ground segments in its version of the fiscal year 2022 defense spending bill. The committee’s bill, released yesterday , would reduce the program’s Next-Generation Polar segment by $266.5 million, calling the funding “excess to need.” It also proposes a $44.6 million reduction to the Next-Gen OPIR ground segment, the Future Operationally Resilient Ground Evolution, saying the service’s budget request...

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