Space and Missile Systems Center Chief Wants Agile, Resilient Space Architecture

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Lt. Gen. John Thompson, commander of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, recently said that U.S. assets in space are now more vulnerable than at any other time in the past, National Defense Magazine reported Monday.

Speaking at the MILCOM conference held in Los Angeles on Oct. 29, Thompson described the space domain as congested and contested.

He went on to say that the U.S. must deploy space architecture that is more secure, agile and resilient to protect critical space-based infrastructure.

During the conference, Thompson also talked about the need for the military to collaborate with industry, government and academic partners to acquire new space technologies.

Thompson noted the military’s interest in doing business with traditional and non-traditional companies to achieve this very goal.

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