The final frontier may not be a battlefield, but it is a critical zone of operations for positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) with profound and decisive implications for terrestrial military operations.
This topic was up for discussion at “Prospective Space Warfare,” a breakout session at the fourth annual Defense One Summit. The session involved two panels that each provided a unique perspective on PNT in the Department of Defense (DoD).
Introducing the session, Trey Obering, Executive Vice President and Lead of Directed Energy within Booz Allen Hamilton’s Strategic Innovation Group, cited the Gulf War as an example of the United States military’s widespread reliance on space technology. “While our space-based capabilities in 1990 were uncontested, that is not the case as we move into the future,” Obering said. “Our ability to defend and dominate in space to meet these threats must be a key element of our new offset strategy.”
Government Business Council (GBC) attended the session in order to better understand the views of senior DoD officials as they relate to PNT and space warfare. The following are GBC’s top five takeaways from the panels.
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