US Space Force Seeks $434M in Funding for Six Classified Programs
The U.S. Space Force has submitted to Congress a wish list that includes $434 million for six classified priority programs. Five of the said programs are in the research and development phase and the remainder is in the procurement stage. A Space Force spokesperson declined to disclose the total amount the service is seeking under the new request, C4ISRNET reported.
The latest budget document also asks Congress to provide $43 million for the Space Force’s Defensive Cyber Operations for Space program, which aims to develop capabilities for defending against cyber intrusions. The Space Force plans to spend over $300 million on the DCO-S program through the fiscal year 2028.
The new request is separate from the service’s $30 billion proposed budget for FY 2024. According to the previously released budget overview, the $30 billion funding, which is 13 percent higher compared to the Space Force’s FY 2023 budget, would be used mainly for long-range kill chains, resilient missile warning and missile tracking, and satellite launch and satellite communications missions.
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