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Hey SDA, AFRL Boosts Space-Based Internet Tests

Tuesday, December 3, 2019   (0 Comments)

By Theresa Hitchens  |  December 2, 2019  |  Breaking Defense

 

"I've never gotten a briefing from the Space Development Agency," Roper said, "so I don't know what their plan, I don't know what they're intending."

WASHINGTON: The Air Force’s Global Lightning program is readying two new contract awards to commercial satellite firms to experiment with how space-based Internet services might enhance the service’s Multi-Domain Operations (MDO).

Greg Spanjers, chief scientist of the Air Force Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation office at Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio, told Breaking D yesterday that the two contracts could be announced as early as today. He did not, however, reveal the name of the awardees. The awards will bring the number of vendors involved to six, as the service expands the program to include not just satellite operators but also terminal and software developers. READ MORE...


With over 13,000 members internationally, the Association of Old Crows is an organization for individuals who have common interests in Electronic Warfare (EW), Electromagnetic Spectrum Management Operations, Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA), Information Operations (IO), and other information related capabilities. The Association of Old Crows provides a means of connecting members and organizations nationally and internationally across government, defense, industry, and academia to promote the exchange of ideas and information, and provides a platform to recognize advances and contributions in these fields.