An Exclusive Look At Sbirs And Its CapabilitiesOct 16, 2015
The U.S. Air Force set about its ambitious project, the Space-Based Infrared System (Sbirs), in 1996 with a goal of dramatically improving the products provided by overhead, persistent infrared satellites. These satellites are the first line of defense in the event of a missile attack against the U.S. or deployed U.S. forces, as they are the first to detect a launch. They are used to cue radars and interceptors. Nearly 20 years later, Air Force officials say they are finally beginning ...
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