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Will small satellites help stop big threats?

Will small satellites help stop big threats? The Air Force’s primary early warning missile system could one day use small satellites to assist in the work,. Speaking at a Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies event, Col. Dennis Bythewood, program executive officer for space development at the Space and Missile Systems Center. said DATE that the service was considering using a setup comprised of hundreds of satellites for the Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared system. OPIR will replace the Air Force’s current early warning missile system, the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS). Those satellites provide early warnings of ballistic missile attacks on the United States, its deployed forces, or its allies.   More

(Source: C4ISRNet - Aug 13)

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