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MILCOM 2017: USAF looks to commercial SATCOM reform

24th October 2017 - 17:00 GMT | by Ashley Roque in Baltimore

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Momentum is building to reform the US military’s acquisition processes and help the US Air Force finally acquire long-term commercial satellite communication (SATCOM) capabilities.

Reform of SATCOM provision is seen as essential as the Pentagon spends approximately $600 million per year on short-term commercial SATCOM leases, usually lasting a year.

The director of military SATCOM at the Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center – part of Air Force Space Command – outlined the way forward at this year’s MILCOM in Baltimore.

‘How can we more efficiently acquire [SATCOM capabilities]?’ asked Robert Tarleton.

Under a programme called Pathfinder Two, the service

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Ashley Roque

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Ashley Roque joined Shephard Media in January 2018 as its North American Editor, based in …

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