Ask the Experts: New Approaches to U.S. Military Space

The U.S. Department of Defense’s first new military service branch in over five decades, the United States Space Force, ushers in a new era marked by swift advances in technology and deeply-rooted changes in how the Pentagon not only defends the nation, but also how it interacts with industry.

The priorities are not platforms—a new fighter or aircraft carrier, for instance. Rather, priorities are speed, cost-efficiency, agility and resilience. Aviation Week Network spoke with Scott Kittrell, Director of Aerospace, PwC, and Michael Holland, Director of Aerospace and Defense at PwC, about the challenges and opportunities of meeting the needs of the U.S. military in the space domain. Eric Brown, Senior Director of Military Space Mission Strategy at Lockheed Martin, also contributed to the discussion.