Accession Number:

AD1107495

Title:

The Aerospace Divorce: What should be the dividing line between the Air Forces space assets and the Space Force

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL MAXWELL AFB United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2019-10-24

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

A key decision in the process of developing the Space Force is deciding what capabilities should remain in the Air Force. In order to determine where the line should be drawn, I have developed a methodology based on the air kill chain and the space kill chain. The priority for assets moving to the Space Force are those that enable freedom of movement in the space domain, for example those that relate to space situation awareness. The next category for moving to the Space Force is service agnostic space support capabilities such as global utilities like GPS and other missions that are defined by common use by a multitude of entities, like intelligence satellites. The capabilities that must remain in the Air Force are those that play a part of the air kill chain, aka items that are used by primarily air players and are able to adapt to air player needs.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE