Schwartz: Air Force Would Be In 'Better Situation' With Less Complex Space Systems

By Jason Simpson / February 17, 2009 at 5:00 AM
The Air Force today might be in a "better situation" with the space systems it operates if it had settled on less complex satellite designs rather than pursued "high-90s" requirements, the service's chief of staff told reporters today. "There has been a tendency -- not just in the space arena -- to build bigger and more complex systems," Gen. Norton Schwartz said during a Defense Writers Group breakfast in Washington. "This is true in all the warfighting arenas. It may...

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