I try to stay abreast with current events regarding the United States military and came across some interesting news. The following information comes from Bloomberg.
The United States Space Force is building an arsenal of weapons designed to jam Russian and Chinese satellite signals in the event of an attack. As the sixth branch of the military, the Space Force’s attention has been on safeguarding U.S. satellites and on questions related to budget and their relationship with the Air Force. Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Brogan, a unit head in the combat systems branch of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, advised the following:
“Nothing else we’re doing in Space Force is offensive in nature, where we are actually going after an adversary.”
L3Harris Technologies, Inc. developed the first system and is currently developing four Meadowland systems projected for delivery in 2022. Brogan stated that the jamming systems will be designed to interfere with communications satellites and not for data relay or taking photos.
The Space Force stated that ” China and Russia have weaponized space with the intent to hold American Space capabilities at risk” and the United States has the right of self-defense. They also advised that the new jamming system will emit energy designed to cause temporary interference and prevent an adversary’s “ability to accomplish command and control, early warning and propaganda” across “multiple frequency bands.”
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