Space Force, Lockheed confident in Next-Gen OPIR risk-mitigation strategy

By Courtney Albon / September 8, 2021 at 2:12 PM
Despite continued concerns from Congress and government watchdog agencies about schedule risk on the Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared system -- the Space Force's largest development program -- service and industry officials are confident in their risk-mitigation strategy and say recent design milestones indicate the program is on track to deliver on time. In August, the program completed critical design reviews for the Next-Generation OPIR geosynchronous satellite sensor payloads -- which are being developed by competing industry teams -- and a...

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