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Design Objective for SBIRS-High Completed
A defense contractor team led by Lockheed Martin has completed the Signal Processing Assembly software critical design review for the Space-Based Infrared System High system, the company announced Tuesday (see GSN, Sept. 30).
The Signal Processing Assembly is a vital payload component of SBIRS-High, which is intended to replace the current U.S. system of satellites to detect missile launches, according to Lockheed Martin.
“The Signal Processing Assembly software critical design review is a major program milestone, key to timely delivery of the infrared payload and subsequent launch of the first SBIRS GEO (geosynchronous orbit) satellite,” Col. Randy Weidenheimer, the U.S. Air Force’s SBIRS-High program manager, said in a press release.
“The success of the SPA software CDR, the result of remarkable progress this calendar year, is direct testimony to the talents of the exceptional joint team that the contractors have assembled to tackle this tough job,” he added (Lockheed Martin press release/SpaceDaily.com, Nov. 17).
Building Mutual Security in the Euro-Atlantic Region: Report Prepared for Presidents, Prime Ministers, Parliamentarians, and Publics
April 3, 2013
This report is the result of a Track II dialogue including distinguished former senior political leaders, senior military officers, defence officials, and security experts from Europe, Russia, and the United States.
April 2, 2013
An op-ed in The International Herald Tribune urging today's leaders to move decisively and permanently toward a new security strategy in the Euro-Atlantic region.
This article provides an overview of the United States’ historical and current policies relating to nuclear, chemical, biological and missile proliferation.