Friday, February 11, 2005

Pentagon starts space war training

According to a post in Defense Tech: "Just in case you were wondering whether or not the Pentagon was really serious about knocking other countries' satellites out of orbit, comes this item from C4ISR Journal. The Defense Department, it seems, has 'launched a series of exercises designed to sharpen its understanding and management of counter-satellite operations.' The three-year Joint Space Control Operations-Negation (JSCO-N) program will help the Pentagon figure out which satellite-killers to buy, and determine which procedures to follow when knocking the orbiters out. According to a report from the Pentagon's testing and evaluation office, the Defense Department wants to 'target an adversary's space capability by using a variety of permanent and/or reversible means to achieve five possible effects: deception, disruption, denial, degradation and destruction...' "



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