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Lockheed Completes SBIRS Increment 2 Ground Station Integration; Vinny Sica Comments

Lockheed Completes SBIRS Increment 2 Ground Station Integration; Vinny Sica Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Vinny Sica
Vinny Sica
Vinny Sica

Lockheed Martin has completed development and integration work on the Space-Based Infrared System‘s Increment 2 ground station and will move forward to certification tests for the U.S. Air Force space program.

The company said Monday Increment 2 will command the combined infrared surveillance operations of the Defense Support Program, SBIRS geosynchronous orbit satellites and highly elliptical orbit payloads.

“The transition to testing brings (Increment 2) nearer to certified operation supporting national security,” said Vinny Sica, vice president of Lockheed’s space ground solutions unit.

“Consolidating operations into a centralized SBIRS ground system will enable warfighters to more efficiently monitor worldwide threats and alert responders for immediate action,” said David Sheridan, vice president and SBIRS program director at Lockheed.

He added that Increment 2 will replace the legacy ground system in 2016.

Lockheed said it performed the system’s hardware and software integration at the SBIRS mission control station at Buckley Air Force Base through March.

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