May 12, 2021

Space Force Aims to Take on an Air Force Surveillance Mission

Featuring Sarah Mineiro

Source: Defense One

Journalist Tara Copp

A few years ago, the Air Force began looking at ways to replace its JSTARS surveillance aircraft, to ensure it could keep providing a clear picture of ground movement when the fleet of outfitted Boeing 707s encounters a highly contested environment. The Space Force has now taken on that challenge.

Chief of Space Operations Gen. Jay Raymond announced Wednesday the service is “building out” a Ground Moving Target Indicator, or GMTI, that would operate from space.

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Authors

  • Sarah Mineiro

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Defense Program, Senior Director for Space Strategy, Anduril Industries

    Sarah Mineiro currently works at Anduril Industries as the senior director for space strategy. Sarah has worked within the national security and defense sector for over 15 yea...