The Air Force received its 20th C-5M Super Galaxy on Monday at Travis AFB, Calif., 28 days ahead of schedule, announced Lockheed Martin. An Air Force crew ferried aircraft No. 85-0010 from the company’s plant in Marietta, Ga. The C-5M is Travis’ second Super Galaxy, states a July 1 release. Lockheed Martin is contracted to deliver 52 C-5Ms to the Air Force. “The last plane [to be delivered] will be in the spring of 2018,” Chad Gibson, a Lockheed Martin spokesman, told Air Force Magazine.
The White House announced its United States Space Priorities Framework in a document released concurrently with Vice President Kamala Harris' first National Space Council meeting. Listed among five U.S. priorities is to “defend its national security interests from the growing scope and scale of space and counterspace threats.”