The U.S. Air Force is taking an incremental approach to fill a $625 million funding shortfall in the Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared program (OPIR), according to a senior service official. Last month, the Pentagon sent Congress a $160 million reprogramming request for the program, which service officials have previously said is underfunded by roughly $625 million because of a change in the acquisition strategy to accelerate the development schedule, Maj. Gen. Nina Armagno, ...


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