Security from 20,000 miles above earth
Advanced missile technology in the wrong hands threatens global security. Countering the threat starts with early missile detection.
From the ground to orbit and back, Raytheon keeps our nation and our allies ahead of the threat. Because we know space, and how to defend it.
Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared (Next Gen OPIR Block 0)
Raytheon is one of two contractors selected to design the payload for its Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared, or Next Gen OPIR, resilient missile warning satellite.
Next Gen OPIR Block 0 will succeed the Space Based Infrared System by providing improved, more resilient missile warning. The U.S. Air Force implemented Next Gen OPIR Block 0 as a “Go Fast” acquisition program with Lockheed Martin.
The first geostationary orbiting satellite is targeted for delivery in just 60 months. Raytheon’s contract covers development through system critical design review.
Designed with open system architecture, Raytheon’s Next Gen OPIR Block 0 payload can accommodate rapid and affordable performance upgrades.