Space Sensor Layer
Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Leidos and L3Harris will develop competing prototypes.
The Pentagon’s brand-new Space Development Agency intends to make a formal request for information from megaconstellation ventures and their vendors this summer.
Hyten agrees with SDA Director Fred Kennedy that DoD should rapidly develop a space sensor constellation in LEO.
Griffin: “We think the best approach is a network of satellites in low orbit. How many, what orbit, all that is to be determined.”
Defense officials have been sounding alarms about what they describe as a glaring national security vulnerability — a new class of ultrafast weapons being developed by China and Russia that would overpower U.S. missile defenses.