USAF works to mitigate early Next-Gen OPIR delay after Congress partially denies reprogramming

February 13, 2019 at 2:59 PM
The Air Force's strategy to develop the next generation of missile warning satellites on an aggressive schedule using new acquisition concepts and resiliency standards hit a snag last fall when Congress partially denied funding for a reprogramming request, delaying the start of payload development by about four months, according to a service official. In December 2017, just three months before the release of the service's fiscal year 2019 budget request, the service landed on a new strategy for the Next-Generation...

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