L3Harris Approved to Produce Hypersonic Missile Tracking Satellites Written 21 December 2023


A constellation of satellites in polar orbit, forming the transport layer in the Space Development Agency's National Defense Space Architecture | Credit: Space Development Agency | Wikipdedia; Public Domain

Space News reports the Space Development Agency approved L3Harris “to move into production on “16 Tracking Layer Tranche 1 satellites “designed to detect and monitor hypersonic missiles aimed at the U.S. or its allies.” Defense Daily reports, “The Tranche 1 Tracking Layer will identify and track hypersonic weapons and advanced missiles, as part of the SDA’s Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture.”
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