US Air Force Seeks Quicker Deployment Of Missile Warning Satellites Written 19 April 2018

Aerospace America reports that US Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced a reorganization of the Space And Missile Systems Center (SMC) on Tuesday, “with the aim of getting missile warning satellites to orbit years sooner than she said today’s acquisition processes and bureaucratic structure would permit.” The service is developing the Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared constellation, which would take over missile detection from Space-Based Infrared System satellites. The Air Force’s fiscal 2019 budget “would cancel the seventh and eight satellites in the SBIRS series, and divert the funds toward development of the next generation satellites.” 
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