Lockheed Martin's winning proposal to build a constellation of next-generation U.S. early warning satellites centers on a pair of new sensors tailored to greatly improve detection of Scud-class missile launches. The U.S. Air Force selected the proposal over a Hughes/TRW bid and awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin on Nov. 8 to build five geosynchronous satellites for the Space-Based Infrared System. SBIRS is to replace the TRW/Aerojet Defense Support Program (DSP) early warning ...
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