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Thompson: Air Force may apply innovative acquisition approaches to WGS 11 and 12

May 16, 2018 at 5:00 AM
The new Pentagon-based vice commander of Air Force Space Command said Tuesday that although the last-minute $600 million plus-up provided in the Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Act to buy two more legacy Wideband Global Satellite Communications spacecraft was not something the service asked for, the Air Force may be able to apply some "innovative approaches" the way it buys the satellites. Lt. Gen. David Thompson told Inside Defense following a May 15 Washington Space Business Roundtable event...

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