Against the backdrop of rising ‘peer’ and regional state rivals, the role of space-based assets for effective missile defence will be critical.
Military explores potential of commercial SATCOM
In October 2020, the US Space Force Commercial Satellite Communications Office (CSCO) launched a tender demanding a commercial SATCOM solution that could be leased from industry as a service.
This SATCOM As A Service (SCAAS) concept is a relatively new departure for the DoD, which has traditionally relied on a fleet of dedicated military satellites to support expeditionary missions around the world.
According to industry sources, the latest request for information from the CSCO looks preferably upon low Earth orbit (LEO) SATCOM solutions to enhance the connectivity of force components spread around the globe, instead of a historic reliance upon …
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