DOD officials are “looking at the gaps we have in our space architecture, how we fill the capability and what is the best way to do that.”
Frustration over lagging modernization has reached a tipping point in the U.S. Army as rising powers like Russia and China are arming their militaries with advanced weapons and electronic warfare systems.
A vulnerable satellite infrastructure has sent Army officials scrambling in search of solutions.
As Congress debates a contentious proposal to create a military “space corps,” some of Washington’s top experts say the U.S. government should promote more civility and less bellicosity in the cosmos.
South America’s unique position in the world presents the opportunity to test out and develop new GEOINT capabilities, said U.S. Navy Adm. Kurt Tidd, leader of U.S. Southern Command.
New technology for satellite imaging and tracking will help the military more efficiently move and deploy troops and hardware, the head of U.S. Transportation Command said.
Our servicemen and women only want results, in the form of maximum capability, flexibility and resiliency.
Top U.S. Army and Navy leaders were fulfilling a “legal and professional” obligation last year when they warned then-Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel that the services could not meet the continuing demands placed on them by the U.S. missile defense program, a retired senior naval officer said.
The U.S. Air Force has warned lawmakers that it may have to depend on Chinese, Indian or Russian satellites as early as 2017 for weather coverage of the war-wracked region that includes the Middle East and Afghanistan.
The U.S. Air Force hopes to outsource the day-to-day operation of its Wideband Global Satcom communications satellites as early as next year.
A congressional ban on the use of Russian engines to launch U.S. national security payloads will hamstring United Launch Alliance, in competitions for military business starting as early as this year, the U.S. Air Force has warned.
The U.S. Air Force has successfully demonstrated the ability to control its varied space-based missile warning assets with a single ground system, which is still under development.
The U.S. Air Force is planning to modify its current contracting vehicle for launching its mostly experimental small- and medium-class payloads due to a hiatus in activity that is expected to last for at least a third consecutive year.
A senior U.S. Defense Department official urged Congress to fund a proposed upgrade to an existing Lockheed Martin-built regional missile defense system, a move that would continue study work that the company has been funding largely on its own.