Air Force official: Absence of reliable SBEM affects global operations

By Apurva Minchekar / November 27, 2023 at 11:48 AM
The lack of modern space-based environmental monitoring systems affects not only the Air Force but also the Army, Navy and Space Force as well as global operations, Col. Patrick Williams, Air Force director of weather, said last week. “The Air Force weather provides operational capabilities directly to the Army, Navy and Space Force. And we believe that weather drives behavior and influences operations and can also be exploited to create offensive opportunities,” Williams said at a Nov. 20 Mitchell Institute...

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