Deputy Defense SecretaryÂ Patrick Shanahan has said the Defense Department wants to choose and deploy the ârightâ technical platform and capability in order to ensure the countryâs military edge in the space domain, DoD News reported Friday.
âAnd when you pick the wrong product, no matter how talented the team or how many resources there are, you lose,âÂ Shanahan said Aug. 27 at the U.S. Air Forceâs space and missile systems center in California.
âAcquisition is a huge enabler, but getting the product right is, in my mind, the most important thing we can do.â
He cited some of the departmentâs priorities for command and control, space situational awareness, Missile Defense Agency and the proposed space force.
âIf you want to know what I think about the Space Force [itâs this]: How do we deliver warfighting capability more quickly?â he added.