This Friday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on satellite communications, hypersonic defense and more.
Mike Dean, the Defense Department's satellite communications chief, spoke this week during the Satellite 2021 conference:
The Defense Department is finalizing an implementation plan for the Space Force's new Enterprise Satellite Communications Management and Control infrastructure aimed at improving the way the department manages and integrates military and commercial SATCOM services.
House lawmakers want more funding for hypersonic defense and early warning radars:
House lawmakers are looking to catapult development of a "critical" technology needed to intercept maneuvering hypersonic threats at very long ranges by authorizing a nearly four-fold increase in fiscal year 2022 funding for Glide Breaker, a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency venture that the Missile Defense Agency is eyeing as part of a program to field a defense against a new class of ultra-fast maneuvering weapons.
House lawmakers are looking to jump-start funding in fiscal year 2022 to begin modernizing the North Warning System with over-the-horizon radar technology to give North American Aerospace Defense Command's main ground sensor new ability to detect threats to U.S. and Canadian airspace.
Gen. Christopher Cavoli recently spoke at the Army's Fires Conference at Ft. Sill, OK:
It will be important to build multinational interoperability into the Army's next-generation command-and-control systems so that European allies can participate in advanced sensor-to-shooter networks, the commanding general of U.S. Army Europe and Africa said Sept. 1.
The Marine Corps' Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar program performed as expected during its test and evaluation event this spring at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division in Virginia:
The Marine Corps' Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar program verified system operations and command and control interoperability during testing this spring, a service spokeswoman told Inside Defense.