(UPI) - Lockheed Martin Space Systems has been awarded a $25 million U.S.
Air Force contract modification for work on the Remote Sensing Systems
Directorate's Space Based Infra-Red Systems program.
The contract modification covers follow-on production, which will involve adding
geosynchronous Earth orbit transition to operations.
It also adds backend tuning to the baseline. Backend tuning is primarily a
ground function, tweaking the process that fuses repetition returns to form
tracks and parameter estimation.
Work will be conducted in California with an estimated completion date of June
The Space and Missile System Center is the contracting activity.
SBIRS is designed to provide persistent, infrared surveillance capabilities that
include missile warning, missile defense, technical intelligence and battlespace
awareness, Lockheed Martin said.