Inside the Air Force - August 11, 2017

Air Force delivers plan to address critical weather coverage gaps

August 10, 2017 |
Courtney Albon
The Air Force is moving forward with a plan to address two critical weather coverage gaps and launch an initial space-based environmental monitoring capability in fiscal year 2024. In October 2016, the Air Force approved plans for a new Weather System Follow-on Microwave (WSF-M) program, which proposed solutions for a number of space weather requirements, but did not address two critical capability gaps -- cloud characterization and area-specific imagery. Congress, in the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, fenced...

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