Air Force acquisitions chief William Roper said software acquisition "continues to lead to overruns.”
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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.
Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis: “The biggest challenge we face is the acquisition system."
DARPA Director Walker: “We have been saying this for 10 years: We want to see a shift to LEO, get capabilities in larger constellations.”
Rogers and Cooper seem more frustrated with the Air Force than they were even a few months ago when they inserted language in the 2018 NDAA to create a separate space corps within the Air Force.
The U.S. Air Force has decided not go ahead with a proposal to support two launches from the Eastern Range in less than 24 hours this week, but officials say being able to do so remains a goal as part of efforts to support increased launch activity.
The Air Force Research Laboratory is looking to "advance the technology and scientific knowledge supporting all aspects of space systems.”
Goldfein, the Air Force’s chief of staff, told a large audience of active-duty airmen that they have to start thinking about outer space the same way they think about airspace.
The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center is leading a sweeping review of how the military acquires technologies.
Air Force leaders are warning the younger generations of airmen to not assume they will have access to GPS or satellite communications.
For those who have been waiting for the Air Force to shake up its space investment portfolio, the budget request for 2019 was as disruptive as can be expected from the military.
What exactly will replace SBIRS remains to be seen. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson suggested the new system will be “simpler” and more survivable to enemy attacks.
Air Force leaders say changes in procurement spending are necessary for the military to ensure air and space supremacy.
The U.S. Air Force and Aerojet Rocketdyne are working to revise an agreement to support development of the company's AR1 rocket engine, as questions continue about the engine's long-term future.
Former astronaut Terry Virts; “The kind of person who learns how to fly an airplane and drop bombs is different than one who learns to fly spaceships."