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Tom Becht: Industry Satcom Providers Should Form Consortium to Offer Services to DoD

Tom Becht, interim director of the military satellite communications directorate at the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, has said he believes commercial satcom providers should offer their services to the Defense Department as a group, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. “We would be looking for a consortium view on how to supply DoD more commercial capability,” he said Wednesday at the 2018 Global MilSatcom conference in London.

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Space and Missile Systems Center Chief Wants Agile, Resilient Space Architecture

Lt. Gen. John Thompson, commander of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, recently said that U.S. assets in space are now more vulnerable than at any other time in the past, National Defense Magazine reported Monday. Speaking at the MILCOM conference held in Los Angeles on Oct. 29, Thompson described the space domain as congested and contested, and proposed that the U.S. deploy space architecture that is more secure, agile and resilient.

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Air Force Announces Program Leadership Reorganization

The U.S. Air Force is reorganizing the management of its acquisition, missile systems, tanker planes and air mobility programs, Defense News reported Monday. Aaron Mehta writes that Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski has been nominated as military deputy for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition and Maj. Gen. …

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Lockheed-Built Military Weather Satellite Set to Launch; Sue Stretch Comments

A Lockheed Martin satellite built for the U.S. Air Force‘s Defense Meteorological Satellite Program is scheduled to launch on Thursday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Lockheed said Wednesday that military forecasters use DMSP satellites to monitor global weather systems and gather atmospheric, oceanic, terrestrial and space environment data for deployed …

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