SpaceX To Play Bigger Role In This ‘Massive’ Live-Fire Air Force Exercise


WASHINGTON — SpaceX Starlink satellites will play a major role in an Air Force live-fire exercise in April, and aVirgin Galactic(SPCE) sister company is in talks to potentially join in as well.

In December, the Air Force tested its experimental Advanced Battle Management System that will connect air, sea, land and space assets. The exercise was deemed an overall success, with SpaceX Starlink satellites used to link to a 

Lockheed Martin(LMT) AC-130 gunship.

As a next step, the Air Force’s April 8 event is going to be “massive,” Air Force acquisition chief William Roper told reporters at the Pentagon Friday. More about this article in link…