The Elon Musk-led company is nearing certification that would put it into competition with Lockheed/Boeing’s ULA.
The field manual maps out a plan for unifying cyber operations, electronic warfare and spectrum management.
As UAVs proliferate, the military tries to prepare to defend against those of other forces.
The Air Force plans to flight-test the ACES-HY aboard a Predator UAV.
The service is adding 7,000 Galaxy Note II smartphones to the Nett Warrior system, but they won’t work like typical smartphones.
Two will be launched into geosynchronous orbit this year, to keep a close eye on other countries’ satellites and space debris.
GPS Block IIF satellites continue to replace aging satellites, while the Air Force prepares for the next-generation GPS III.
Budget pressures, bandwidth demand and technical innovations in the private sector should lead the military to commercial options.