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March 22nd, 2020

U.S. Space Force Obtains Their First Offensive Weapon

Scotty Hendricks

Chicago-based writer Scotty Hendricks has posted an article at the Big Think infosite that reports the United States Space Force has just received their first offensive weapon — a satellite jammer.

While it might not be the kind of weapon that most people would have expected a space force to start with, the potential applications of the device will undoubtedly play a large part in future operations around the world.

The Counter Communications System Block 10.2, or CCS, is an upgrade to a previous device used by the United States Air Force for several years. The mechanism is understood to be a jammer that consists of a large trailer-mounted dish. When used, the unit scrambles incoming transmissions from enemy satellites. The effect is not permanent, allowing for communications to be restored after the device is turned off.

The satellite jammer would be used in combat operations to deny the benefits of satellite communications to enemy forces, a major factor in combat operations for any modern army.

To read the entire Big Think article, please access this direct infolink...