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USAF Awards $46M Contract To Lockheed Martin For Two Infrared Missile Warning Satellite
USAF Awards $46M Contract To Lockheed Martin For Two Infrared Missile Warning Satellite

Lockheed Martin has won nearly $46 million to manufacture two Space Based Infrared System missile warning satellites, the Defense Department said in a press release.

"Lockheed Martin Space Systems has been awarded a $45,999,901 modification to previously awarded contract for production of the fifth and sixth Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) geosynchronous missile-warning satellites," the release said Thursday.

Contractor will also provide integration of an additional subsystem and propulsion modifications, the release states.

SBIRS is a US Air Force orbiting network of satellites in geosynchronous earth orbit that provides a continuous view of the Earth’s surface. It's acute sensors operated in the infrared spectrum and provides around the clock global strategic missile warning capability.

Work is expected to be complete by July 31, 2022.

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