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War In Space: How The Air Force Is Preparing, And What Might Go Wrong | Forbes

 

The Space Based Infrared System built for the Air Force by Lockheed Martin provides early warning of hostile missile launches. If it were disabled, Washington might be unaware that missiles had been launched against the U.S. (Wikimedia)

The Space Based Infrared System built for the Air Force by Lockheed Martin provides early warning of hostile missile launches. If it were disabled, Washington might be unaware that missiles had been launched against the U.S. (Wikimedia)

War in space has begun. Although the details are secret and the action so far is mostly non-kinetic, U.S. rivals such as China are investing heavily in ways of degrading or destroying space-based capabilities on which America’s military and civilian economy depend. A report by the Pentagon’s most prestigious panel of advisers, the Defense Science Board, warned last year that electromagnetic threats to U.S. satellite communications “have rapidly escalated in the last few years,” and likely will continue growing in the future.

 

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