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Friday, December 03, 2021

Space Force general details how jamming, blinding lasers, cyber attacks, and other satellites have America's space-based capabilities under siege.

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...U.S. Space Force's General David Thompson, the service's second in command, said last week that Russia and China are launching "reversible attacks," such as electronic warfare jamming, temporarily blinding optics with lasers, and cyber attacks, on U.S. satellites "every single day."

He also disclosed that a small Russian satellite used to conduct an on-orbit anti-satellite weapon test back in 2019 had first gotten so close to an American one that there were concerns an actual attack was imminent....


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-12-03 01:49 PM | Reply

Um, shouldn't that be Admiral David Thompson?

Warp speed cadet, warp speed.

#2 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2021-12-04 03:50 PM | Reply

"US Satellites Are Being Attacked Every Day"

That's why I only watch satellite TV at night.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-12-04 04:06 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

If the world goes to war with China and Russia vs the west... the first thing to go will be our satellites... and without them this country will crumble.
How many people here could survive if the trains and trucks stopped delivering everything they use?
Our military will be weak without all of it's targeting systems and communications.

We are way overdependent on technology.

#4 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2021-12-06 08:25 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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