Pentagon requests $15.4B for Space Force

  
Via:  vic-eldred  •  2 weeks ago  •  8 comments

By:   BY REBECCA KHEEL

Pentagon requests $15.4B for Space Force
"My administration is reclaiming America's heritage as the world's greatest space-faring nation," he went on. "The essence of the American character is to explore new horizons and to tame new frontiers. But our destiny, beyond the Earth, is not only a matter of national identity, but a matter of national security." He said when it comes to defending America, "it is not enough to merely have an American presence in space. We must have American dominance in space." "Very importantly, I'm...

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The Pentagon is proposing a $15.4 billion fiscal 2021 budget for the Space Force, the newly minted sixth branch of the military.

The money, largely transferred from existing Air Force programs, would include $2.5 billion for operations and maintenance, $10.3 billion for research and development, and $2.4 billion for procurement.

“Legally establishing the U.S. Space Force does not guarantee the United States preeminence in the space domain — the nation must commit sufficient and appropriate resources to properly accomplish its assigned responsibilities,” said the Pentagon’s budget overview, released Monday. “These investments will provide for freedom of operations in space, strengthen the mission assurance of capabilities to support U.S. and allied forces in all domains, as well as protecting these forces against potential adversaries’ space-enabled capabilities.”

The Space Force was created in December with the signing of the annual defense policy bill, fulfilling what had become a key priority for  President Trump  and a reliable applause line at his campaign rallies.

The new service is aimed at protecting U.S. assets in space, such as satellites, from earthly threats, including U.S. adversaries Russia and China.

The Space Force technically has only one member right now, Chief of Space Operations Gen. John Raymond, though thousands of airmen are working for the service on assignment.

The budget documents released Monday anticipate 6,434 active-duty Space Force members and 3,545 civilians in fiscal 2021.

The budget would also provide $111 million to set up a Space Force headquarters with 553 personnel, which the White House budget document described as “essential personnel growth” that will lead the “development of doctrine, testings and training for the new service.”

The Pentagon envisions that setting up Space Force will go through fiscal 2025, according to its budget documents.

In addition to the Space Force budget, the Pentagon is requesting $249 million for Space Command, the combatant command responsible for coordinating space operations, and $337 million for the Space Development Agency, which leads military acquisition. Both were established as part of the Trump administration’s reorganization of the military’s space operations.


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Vic Eldred
1  seeder  Vic Eldred    2 weeks ago

"My administration is reclaiming America's heritage as the world's greatest space-faring nation," he went on. "The essence of the American character is to explore new horizons and to tame new frontiers. But our destiny, beyond the Earth, is not only a matter of national identity, but a matter of national security."

He said when it comes to defending America, "it is not enough to merely have an American presence in space. We must have American dominance in space."

"Very importantly, I'm hereby directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a space force as the sixth branch of the armed forces. ... We are going to have the Air Force, and we are going to have the Space Force, separate but equal."....President Trump

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-space-force-pentagon-create-military-space-force-national-space-council-meeting-2018-06-18/

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
2  Ed-NavDoc    2 weeks ago

For all that is being take into account, that 15.4 billion  might be a conservative estimate.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
3  Ozzwald    2 weeks ago

How much of that 15.4 billion is needed to buy off CBS Corporation for stealing their Star Fleet Command, United Federation of Planets logo?

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Hopefully not too much, since as soon as we get a POTUS with more that a 12 year old's mentality, the name will be changed or the military branch eliminated.

 
 
 
lady in black
4  lady in black    2 weeks ago

Space Farce

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
4.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  lady in black @4    2 weeks ago

Leave it to the Chinese?

 
 
 
lady in black
4.1.1  lady in black  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1    2 weeks ago

NASA

 
 
 
Donald J. Trump fan 1
4.1.2  Donald J. Trump fan 1  replied to  lady in black @4.1.1    one week ago

NASA is strictly civilian.  It’s about science, research, exploration, not military missions.  

 
 
 
Donald J. Trump fan 1
4.1.3  Donald J. Trump fan 1  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1    one week ago

Them and the Russians. Too many American progressive leftists trust both of those regimes over our own country in matters like this.  

 
 
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