Defending Space

US Anti-Satellite Warfare and Space Weaponry

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Defending Space

US Anti-Satellite Warfare and Space Weaponry

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The United States has been developing space for many years, and satellites provide the US Military with an unparaleled advantage over its adversaries. Constellations of both military and civilian satellites provide protection and support for military operations; deliver ballistic missile early warning; supply reliable, secure and jam-proof communications; gather audio-visual intelligence; predict weather patterns; guide navigation; and deliver guided-weapons targeting, as well as a host of other missions. This book explores the design, development and usage of US military space systems, as well past and future threats to the systems. The current relevance of this topic to the international community as a whole is key, as space becomes the next, if only virtual, theater of warfare.

Product details

Published May 20 2012
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781849080521
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 4 b/w; 8 col
Series Fortress
Short code FOR 53
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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