30 Mar '18, 6pm

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Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson discussed the importance of space pertaining to national security during an Air Force Association Breakfast March 30, 2018, in Washington, D.C. “The FY19 budget that we presented builds on what we did with the FY18 budget,” said Wilson. “It accelerates defendable space and will accelerate capabilities to continue to ensure space dominance.” Foregoing the continued buy of today’s Space Based Infrared System satellites 7 and 8, the Air Force will develop the next-generation Overhead Persistent Infrared system. This system will detect and report on current, emerging, and anticipated threats, and will be designed for survivability. The budget adds resilience features and user protection to the Advanced Extremely High Frequency and Wideband Global Satellite Communications systems, and continues to fund development of next-generation pro...

Full article: http://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1480896/ai...

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