Air Force Space Command
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“Corporate advocacy and stewardship for Air Force space missions and capabilities.” That, in a nutshell, is the job description for Lt. Gen. David D. Thompson, who last Thursday became Air Force Space Command vice commander.
The new vice commander Lt. Gen. Thompson will help Gen. Raymond advance Air Force Space Command issues in D.C.
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One of Lockheed Martin’s most prized military satellite programs is being nixed by the Air Force as the military seeks to transition to more resilient, less expensive systems.
At combat training events like Red Flag, space has been a sideshow. Officials are trying to change that.
As the National Security Space community implements resiliency and disaggregation, and as we take advantage of the rapid acceleration of technology, it appears we are moving toward smaller, shorter life, and more numerous satellite programs.
Rep. Mike Rogers says Air Force "better shape up or they’ll figure out who is in charge here," while Gen. David Goldfein says "now’s not the time to build seems and segregate and separate."
Long delays with programs could put the U.S. behind adversaries in the increasingly contested space environment, said Maj. Gen. David Thompson, vice commander of Air Force Space Command.
The service is looking to shore-up missile warning and GPS constellations.
The U.S. Air Force is creating a new deputy chief of staff for space position to be filled by a three-star general, Gen. John “Jay” Raymond, the head of Air Force Space Command, announced Tuesday.
But the military won’t be using a reusable rocket anytime soon
The newly installed leader of U.S. Air Force Space Command said the military must be prepared to defend its space-enabled advantages, and that space operators are going to be at the forefront of any joint fight.