The targeted time period for Tier-1 solutions is minutes to hours from the time at which the need is established.
A Tier-2 solution will be considered when a Tier-1 solution cannot respond to the need. Tier-2 solutions will utilize field-ready capabilities or deploy new or additional capabilities that are field ready. The targeted timeframe for delivering usable Tier-2 solutions is days to weeks from the time at which the JFC need is established. The focus of activities in Tier-2 solutions is on achieving responsive exploitation, augmentation, or reconstitution of space force enhancement or space control capabilities through rapid assembly, integration, testing, and deployment of a small, low cost satellite.