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US Space Force focuses acquisition efforts on capabilities for contested scenarios

10th July 2024 - 16:45 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in Kansas City

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A Vulcan VC2S rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. (Photo: US Space Force)

The service plans to invest nearly US$23 billion in procurement and RDT&E efforts over FY2025.

The US Space Force (USSF) has been increasing efforts to improve its capabilities and prepare its inventory for deployment in contested and congested environments. In order to keep pace with Chinese and Russian technological advancements, the branch requested in its FY2025 budget proposal nearly $23 billion investment in procurement and RDT&E.

It will cover efforts related to satellite communications (SATCOM), counter-space solutions and the launch of on-orbit assets in addition to ensuring the safety of military GPS and PNT systems.

Speaking in a webinar conducted on 8 July by the US-based think tank Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, LT

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Flavia Camargos Pereira is a North America editor at Shephard Media. She joined the company …

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