Space Force Selects Lockheed for Satellite Missile Warning Tech Project; Maria Demaree Quoted

Space Force Selects Lockheed for Satellite Missile Warning Tech Project; Maria Demaree Quoted
Maria Demaree VP Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has secured a $51.2M contract from the U.S. Space Force to build, test and integrate a missile warning technology into the government's planned common ground command-and-control infrastructure for multiple satellite missions.

The company said Wednesday it will develop mission software to support the transition of Geosynchronous Non-Integrated Tactical Warning and Attack Assessment operations to the Enterprise Ground Services system.

The project is part of USSF's efforts to simplify the management of modernized infrared surveillance satellites with an open-architecture GEO ITWAA Ops Migration to EGS platform through the Future Operationally Resilient Ground Evolution program.

According to Lockheed, the software is intended to support Space-Based Infrared System GEO 5/6 and Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared satellites.

"We understand the OPIR mission end-to-end because we developed, launched, and sustain it, both in space and on the ground," said Maria Demaree, vice president and general manager at Lockheed's space mission solutions business.

“We also understand that our nation’s adversaries would also seek to defeat our defensive systems and are committed to developing advanced technology that always keeps us ahead of the threat.”

The Bethesda, Maryland-based contractor completed preliminary reviews of Next Gen OPIR Block 0 GEO sensor payloads and ground systems.

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