Raytheon Launches Space-based Missile Detection System

The system handles data from the U.S. Space Force's SBIRS and upcoming Next Gen OPIR constellation.
  • Defensemirror.com bureau
  • 07:43 AM, May 7, 2024
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Raytheon Launches Space-based Missile Detection System
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Raytheon, a business of RTX, has launched a ground system designed to integrate applications focused on processing and distributing information from satellites.

The company has announced that its Future Operationally Resilient Ground Evolution Mission Data Processing Application Framework (FORGE MDPAF) is now operational at the U.S. Space Force's Overhead Persistent Infrared Battlespace Awareness Center (OBAC).

FORGE MDPAF, developed by Raytheon, aims to expand its role from supporting OBAC operations to full-scale missile warning detection.

Sandy Brown, Vice President for Mission Solutions and Payloads at Raytheon, highlighted that FORGE MDPAF is scalable to handle the current volume of missile warning data and future space data processing needs.

The system manages data from the U.S. Space Force's Space Based Infrared System and the upcoming Next Gen OPIR constellation, in addition to processing data from various civil and environmental sensors.

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