Air Space Cyber
Lt. Gen. John Thompson: “I will categorically state that there is absolutely no bias against the commercial providers in the source selection process."
Thompson: A major concern is a misconception that the Space Force will set national space policy.
Raymond: “It’s no longer good enough just to have a satellite that can survive launch and can survive initial operations. You have to have a satellite that is defendable."
Boeing is asking the government to force a teaming arrangement with Northrop Grumman for the GBSD program.
The addition of Aerojet to Northrop’s team guarantees that the nation’s only two manufacturers of large solid rocket motors will be part of the GBSD program.
Richard Branson headlines Air Force event, pitches Virgin Orbit’s capabilities for national security
Branson: “Hopefully that will be a deterrent to an enemy state to not knock out satellites if America has a capability to replace them within 24 hours."