The Space Warfighting Analysis Center will brief industry representatives on October 27 on the results of its first “force design” study focused on space missile warning and tracking.
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – Chief of Space Operations Gen. John “Jay” Raymond said a new Space Force office called the Space Warfighting Analysis Center (SWAC) will brief industry representatives on Oct. 27 of the results. of his first “force design” study focused on space missile warning and missile tracking.
Raymond spoke on September 20 at a new joint conference with Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference.
According to an announcement posted on SAM.GOV, SWAC will host a ‘trade fair with the aim of providing industry partners with insight and rationale for force design and model-based systems engineering processes. currently used in the context of missile warning / missile tracking mission areas.
The business fair “is for the sole purpose of disseminating information to the industry and is not linked to any current or planned acquisitions,” the announcement said. Companies can submit a request to participate.
The force design is the blueprint that could lead to future investments in the Space Force. It explains, for example, how the Space Force will deploy satellites and ground systems to provide space services and ensure that these capabilities can be provided even in the event of an attack.
Raymond led the creation of the SWAC to perform analysis, modeling, war games and experiments to define operational concepts and advice on force design for service.
The group was tasked with “determining what our architecture should look like in space,” Raymond said. “This work is progressing really well.
The SWAC analysis will be reviewed by the Pentagon Joint Staff so that it can fill in the requirements documents necessary for funding approval. Raymond said Kendall’s proposed reorganization of the Air Force Department’s supply office will help advance the acquisition of these future systems.
“This will be the first time that we take this design and release it,” Raymond said. The goal is to get feedback from the industry.
Lieutenant-General Nina Armagno, director of Space Force headquarters personnel told the Mitchell Institute’s Space Power forum in July that SWAC’s analysis “will help us understand what is affordable.”