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SBIR High (Space)

Category: Procurement • Line Item: MSSBIR • FY24 Budget Request: $39.4M


Budget Account
3022F - Procurement, Space Force
Budget Activity
MSSBIR - SBIR High (Space) is a procurement program under the Air Force with the specific goal of acquiring and maintaining the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) to provide initial warning of a ballistic missile attack on the United States, its deployed forces, and its allies. The program aims to enhance detection and improve reporting of intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarine-launched ballistic missiles, and tactical ballistic missiles. It involves the procurement of satellites in Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) and Highly Elliptical Earth Orbit (HEO), as well as the development of ground stations to serve all SBIRS space elements, Defense Support Program (DSP) satellites, and other related support activities.

The SBIRS High Elliptical Earth Orbit (HEO)-3 and 4 payloads are part of this program and serve as replenishments for HEO-1 and 2 payloads. The program also includes efforts to replace the DSP-only Mobile Ground System with the SBIRS Mobile Ground Terminal (SMGT) and Parabolic Dish Subsystem (PDSS), which are critical for situation monitoring in national-level architectures. Additionally, it involves procuring assets to maintain ground system equipment for both fixed and mobile sites. The overall objective is to ensure continuous, persistent, and enduring tactical warning/attack assessment capabilities for missile warning and nuclear detection reporting across all phases of military operations.

In summary, Program MSSBIR - SBIR High (Space) focuses on the procurement and maintenance of the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) to provide early warning of missile attacks. This includes acquiring satellites in different orbits, developing ground stations, and replacing critical components of the existing system to ensure continuous tactical warning/attack assessment capabilities. The program aims to enhance detection and reporting of various types of ballistic missiles while meeting operational requirements for missile warning operations and technical intelligence operations.
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SBIR High (Space) Procurement Programs (MSSBIR) budget history and request

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$524,587,000 $444,567,000 $542,713,000 $355,114,000 $929,058,000 $108,397,000 $226,952,000 $145,891,000 $154,526,000 $148,666,000 $39,438,000 $0 $0 $0 $0

FY2024 Defense Budget Detail

FY2024 Budget Released: 03/09/23