On 4 January American aerospace/defence manufacturer Lockheed Martin received a US$4.9 billion contract from the US Space Force. This follows on from an initial US$2.9 billion “development” contract received in 2018. The first was to begin work on the Next-Gen OPIR (Overhead Persistent Infrared) system. Specifically, Lockheed Martin is responsible for three GEO satellites in the missile early-warning system. The second contract covers manufacturing, assembly, integration and testing, and delivery of the three OPIR GEO satellites, and stipulates delivery of the first by May 2028.
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