Aug 15, 2018 - Science

Trump’s Space Force would benefit defense and aerospace industries

Vice President Mike Pence speaking at a podium.

Vice President Pence announces the Space Force. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

While the Space Force was just announced last week by Vice President Mike Pence, some government contractors are already planning to benefit from building the technology that would be needed for space combat, the Washington Post reports.

The details: Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Harris Corporation, and Boeing — some of the government's main defense contractors — would stand to profit even more than usual because of the private sector's relatively small and concentrated pool of preexisting technical knowledge needed to fuel the Space Force.

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