National Security Space
April 29, 2016
For more than five decades, our national security space assets have grown tremendously more capable and essential to our nation’s armed forces and national security decision makers. They have been invaluable for they have provided our military with a uniquely asymmetric advantage.
Unfortunately, the space sector – as the Pentagon noted in the 2011 National Security Space Strategy – is increasingly becoming “congested, competitive and contested.” As a consequence, current American space capabilities will be increasingly difficult to sustain in the face of declining defense budgets.
AIA is proud that our space industry has helped to assure that the United States’ armed forces are second to none and we remain committed to that objective.