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    Competing in Space: Space-Based Weapons

    Competing in Space: Space-Based Weapons

    The U.S. Air Force released an unclassified report created by the National Air and Space Intelligence Center detailing developing trends in the space domain and the growing challenges posed by foreign space assets. The report, titled “Competing in Space,” was created at the request of Air Force senior leaders to serve as a discussion tool for the public. The 25-page unclassified document uses a combination of images, assessments, and projections to characterize the increasing threats to U.S. and allied use of space, and presents an outlook for the continued evolution of these trends. NASIC’s mission is to discover and characterize air, space, missile, and cyber threats to enable full-spectrum multi-domain operations, drive weapon system acquisition, and inform national defense policy. NASIC products helps create advantage, giving policymakers, warfighters, and the acquisition community a war-winning edge.

    This image was created for the Space-Based Weapons section of the “Competing in Space” unclassified report, depicting space-based anti-satellite systems that target other space systems. Concepts for space-based anti-satellite systems vary widely and include designs to deliver a spectrum of reversible and nonreversible counterspace effects. These concepts span from simple interceptors to complex space robotics systems, and can include kinetic kill vehicles, radiofrequency jammers, lasers, chemical sprayers, high-power microwaves, and robotic mechanisms



    Date Taken: 10.31.2019
    Published: 12-10-19 10:41 AM
    Graphic ID: 9655
    VIRIN: HF064
    Size: 14.99 MB

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