The United States Space Force received its first satellite jammer system
WASHINGTON, (BM) – The United States Space Force (USSF) received its first strike system. This is not a laser or a rocket, but a satellite jammer — equipment that impedes the adversary’s communication with his orbital constellation, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
The complex, known as Counter Communications System Block 10.2, has been delivered to the Peterson Air Base in Colorado, where the 4th USSF Squadron is based. The technical characteristics of the system are classified, only its purpose is known – blocking data transmission between military communications satellites and subscribers on Earth.
Geostationary satellites are located at an altitude of 36 kilometers or more. Instead of wasting time and money developing weapons against satellites, it’s much easier to drown out their signa, some military experts note.
Block 10.2 blocks popular radio bands, depriving the enemy of the ability to receive missile strike warnings and conduct video conferences.
At the same time some experts said that the Russian army has similar equipment. The Tirada-2S mobile electronic jamming system is designed to block satellite communications. Little is known about it either: the complex consists of two KamAZ trucks packed with electronics. It determines the parameters of satellite communication channels in the area of its operation and puts interference on them.
At the Army-2018 international military-technical forum, a contract was signed for the supply of Tirades to the Russian Armed Forces, a year later the first complexes entered the troops of the Central Military District. In the framework of the state armament program for 2018−2027. the creation of the Rudolph anti-satellite strike complex will be completed.
China is also developing its own weapons against satellites.
Recall, the decree on the creation of the Space Forces as part of the U.S. Armed Forces, President Donald Trump gave in June 2018. The American space command will be subordinate to 87 units and subunits, forces and equipment responsible for warning of missile threats, the operation of satellites, control of space flights and support for operations in space.
In his speech on December 20, 2019, during which Trump officially announced the creation of the USSF, the owner of the White House said that US opponents are threatening US satellites with the help of new technologies, so there was a need to create space troops.
Trump called the creation of this military structure then the “new chapter in outstanding history” of the United States Armed Forces.
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