US Newest Missile Warning Satellite Encapsulated in Launch Vehicle Payload Fairing
"The second Lockheed Martin built Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO-2) spacecraft was encapsulated into its payload fairing March 4 in preparation for a March 19 liftoff aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
SBIRS GEO-2, the most technologically advanced infrared surveillance satellite, will enhance the nation's missile warning capabilities and simultaneously improve the missile defense, technical intelligence and battlespace awareness mission areas."
"TROY, AL, May 29th, 2002 -- Lockheed Martin broke ground today in Troy, Ala. on a new production facility for the Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Weapon System that will eventually provide additional jobs for Pike County residents. The state-of-the-art facility will serve as the final assembly site for the $4.1 billion THAAD Weapon System, which is slated to have First Unit Equipped with U.S. forces in 2007. "