Lockheed Martin wins $4.9 billion U.S. Space Force contract
Industry Leaders|March 2021
Lockheed Martin gets billions to develop NextGen OPIR satellites for the USSF.
Anna Domanska

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a $4.9 billion contract for the production of three geosynchronous Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared satellites, the Pentagon announced Jan. 4. The DoD’s contract is for U.S.

Space Force which is currently in the process of acquiring five OPIR satellites – three from Lockheed and two from Northrop Grumman Corporation.

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