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BAE to Develop Prototype for U.S. Space Force Missile Warning System

The project will integrate telemetry, tracking, command, flight dynamics, mission management and ground resource management into a consolidated framework.

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BAE Systems has been selected by the Space Systems Command (SSC) Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC) to provide a prototype ground system for the U.S. Space Force’s SSC Future Operationally Resilient Ground Evolution Command and Control (FORGE C2) project.

FORGE C2's goal is to evolve the current ground architecture, leveraging newer technologies and architecture approaches. BAE will integrate proven capabilities into a prototype ground system that will allow the Space Force to provide command and control capabilities for Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) GEO (NGG) and Next-Generation OPIR Polar (NGP) systems as well as enabling the transition of the legacy Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) assets.

FORGE C2 will integrate functionality such as telemetry, tracking, command, flight dynamics, mission management and ground resource management into a consolidated framework. This framework will facilitate the rapid integration of next-generation assets as they come online and will enable a single capability that can operate the current and future OPIR constellation, thus reducing operational costs.

BAE Systems was one of four companies chosen to take part in Phase 1 of the project, which is focused on integration and demonstration of prototype capabilities. Once completed, one or more designs will be chosen for further development and testing in support of the first Next-Generation OPIR polar satellite launch currently scheduled for 2028.

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