Missile warning architecture to be modernized by RaytheonNews
January 29, 2020
DULLES, Va. Raytheon Company will help the U.S. Air Force modernize its missile warning architecture with a new system that will collect and fuse data from an array of sensors to provide a comprehensive picture of launch activity under a five-year, $197 million contract.
To help with this mission, Raytheon Intelligence, Information, and Services has developed a completely open framework — which the Air Force calls the Future Operationally Resilient Ground Evolution (FORGE) Mission Data Processing Application Framework (MDPAF).
The company claims it will be capable of processing Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) satellite data from both the Air Force's evolving Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) constellation and the future Next Gen OPIR constellation, as well as be capable of processing data from other civil and environmental sensors.
This is a departure from previous satellite ground control programs. Typically, companies would develop a system that collects and exploits data from specific types of satellites or sensors. Adversely, FORGE is is intended to collect data from various satellites or sensors and efficiently analyze it.