Air Force Space Command merged its program offices for space-based missile warning and defense weather systems into a new, single entity,
announced Space and Missile Systems Center officials. The newly activated Remote Sensing Systems Directorate "will accelerate the pace of warfighter support through innovation, while realizing efficiencies to keep our space systems affordable," said SMC Commander
Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves in the April 15 release. "By merging two world-class acquisition teams, we intend to deliver ground-breaking new products and leverage existing and planned … platforms to create more affordable and resilient capabilities," added Col. Mike Guetlein, director of the new organizations at Los Angles AFB, Calif. RSSD essentially brings together management of the mission areas for overhead persistent infrared surveillance and for space and terrestrial weather monitoring.
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An F-35A Lightning II assigned to Hill AFB, Utah,
conducts a training flight with F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to Kunsan
AB, Republic of Korea, over the city of Gunsan, on Dec. 1, 2017,
in preparation for Vigilant Ace 18.
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