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Air Force Sec Says US May Demo New Space Weapon To Deter

Posted by Colin Clark on


The US has more to lose in space than our competitors, so the Pentagon is considering firing a warning shot to showcase what it can do.

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Shanahan: China Is Deploying Directed Energy Weapons

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


The space threat’s the thing at this year’s Space Symposium.

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Indian ASAT Debris Threatens All LEO Sats: Update

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


Indian claims of no threat from ASAT test debris is “nonsense.”

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India Anti-Satellite Strike: Less Debris Likely, Not Like China’s

Posted by Colin Clark on


Much of the debris will burn up in the atmosphere in weeks — but the potential for a global arms race in space won’t disappear so soon.

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Lasers, Hypersonics, & AI: Mike Griffin’s Killer Combo

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


How will the US kill enemy hypersonic weapons in future war? The Pentagon’s research chief has some high-tech ideas.

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Chinese Pilots ‘Safe & Professional’ – For Now: PACAF

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


But while the skies are quiet today, US Pacific Air Forces are preparing for possible conflict: fielding new weapons like the F-35 stealth fighter and the Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM), adding more space-operations planners to theater staffs, and reemphasizing that old-fashioned initiative so junior commanders can act when an enemy cuts off their communications with higher headquarters.

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Space Mystery: Are Russian Doll Sats a Threat?

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The State Department and Pentagon are expressing concern over new Russian and Chinese activities in space, while the White House is pushing for the creation of a Space Force.

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Space-Based Missile Defense Can Be Done: DoD R&D Chief Griffin

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Some 35 years after Ronald Reagan’s famous Star Wars speech, the Pentagon’s R&D chief said that space-based missile defenses are technically feasible and reasonably affordable.

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EXCLUSIVE: What Multi Domain C2 May Look Like: Raytheon’s Rick Yuse

Posted by Colin Clark on


The video will give you an idea of what may become the combat center of the future, but one dispersed around the world, instead of being concentrated in a few hyper-secure (but potentially targetable) facilities.

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2018 Forecast: Air Force, Space Force Or Multi-Domain Force?

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON: In 2018, Congress is likely to override the Air Force’s objections and carve out some kind of Space Corps. What kind of Space Corps is the question. Both sides of this debate agree that space will be a battlefield in future war. Instead of leaving US satellites unmolested to support operations on earth, future… Keep reading →

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