SDA's transport layer to serve as 'unifying thrust' for JADC2, RFP slated for May 1

By Courtney Albon / April 6, 2020 at 1:53 PM
The Space Development Agency aims to release a formal request for proposals for its first tranche of transport communication satellites -- a capability the Pentagon expects will serve as the backbone and "main unifying thrust" of its joint all-domain command-and-control efforts, according to SDA director Derek Tournear. The agency held a virtual industry day last week, drawing more than 500 participants to hear its vision for a layered space architecture and, more specifically, its near-term plan to launch about 20...

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