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Army Won’t Build Recon Satellites: Lt. Gen. Berrier

Thursday, March 12, 2020   (0 Comments)

By Sydney J. Freedberg  |  March 11, 2020  |  Breaking Defense


The Army’s eager to use NRO, NGA, and other agencies’ satellites to spot far targets for its new thousand-mile missiles, not to build its own, the deputy chief of staff for intelligence said.

ARLINGTON: Army reconnaissance can’t see far enough ahead to spot targets for the new long-range missiles entering service in the 2020s, the deputy chief of staff for intelligence said this morning. So, Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier said, the service is developing a “multi-domain intelligence” approach that combines artificial intelligence, manned and unmanned aircraft, ground-based sensors and satellites in low earth orbit. But, he emphasized, the Army can’t afford to build those satellites. And it doesn’t need to, because other agencies and the private sector are already doing it. READ MORE...

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