As “integrator for joint space requirements" the Space Force will have to coordinate the wish lists of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force, and recommend how to meet future needs
A total of 11 Army and four Navy organizations are transferring to the Space Force
The U.S. Army is in the market for satellite communications but with a complicated twist. It is not just looking to buy broadband for troops in the field but “end to end” services.
Without satellites in space, military forces on the ground cannot shoot, move or communicate. That is the mantra that the Army’s 1st Space Brigade tries to instill with troops around the world.
The U.S. Army has approved plans to explore the use of satellites in low Earth orbit to give soldiers dedicated communications, navigation and imaging capabilities.
The Army is looking at commercially managed satellite communications services for it logistics network.
Intelsat’s managed-broadband service is called FlexGround Communications-On-The-Move.
The Space Force should leverage the infrastructure and accessions pipeline from the Army and the Navy.
DIU received 25 proposals for the Dismounted Assured PNT System
The U.S. military is eager to take advantage of small satellite constellations if the technology proves it can fulfill military requirements and the price is right.