The Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Michael Moseley, last month directed his space boss, Gen. Kevin Chilton, head of Air Force Space Command, to lead a review of orbiting spacecraft vulnerabilities, reports Peter Spiegel of the Los Angeles Times. Moseley reportedly is greatly concerned about the Chinese anti-satellite test, which he said last week makes space “a contested domain now.” He wants discussion on whether the US military needs to begin work on more offensive counterspace systems, but he said that any discussion of space-based weapons is a “policy discussion.” Moseley wants the report by June.
Details Murky as ARRW Falls Short in Second Test
March 24, 2023
The second all-up flight of the AGM-183A ARRW hypersonic missile apparently fell short of expectations, but the AIr Force isn't saying how, reporting only that the test met "several of the objectives" of the test. Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control recently said he company is "ready to go" to…