Space Force still aiming for FY-25 Next-Gen OPIR launch capability, despite projected two-year delay

By Courtney Albon / June 8, 2021 at 11:27 AM
Despite an updated cost assessment that forecasts a two-year delay to the launch of the Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared System's first Block 0 geosynchronous satellite, the program appears to still be working toward a fiscal year 2025 launch date, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. The watchdog agency's annual weapon systems assessment , released today, indicates that a June 2020 update to the Next-Gen OPIR program's cost assessment, performed by the Air Force Cost Analysis Agency,...

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