Inside the Air Force - February 8, 2019

Key DOD space situational awareness upgrade project fails operational test

By Jason Sherman  
February 7, 2019 at 3:45 PM
The Pentagon's top weapons tester has deemed a key upgrade of the Joint Space Operations Center (JspOC) Mission System (JMS) is not operationally effective or suitable for its space situational awareness mission, a setback for the Air Force program which aims, among other things, to provide real-time alerts of hostile actions against U.S. satellites. Director of Operational Test and Evaluation Robert Behler, in his 2018 annual report to Congress and the defense secretary, revealed findings of the JMS Increment 2,...

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