U.S. Air Force expands space warfare training

Discussion in 'U.S. Air Force' started by AMDR, Jul 27, 2016.

Share This Page

  1. AMDR

    AMDR Captain Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2015
    Messages:
    376
    Likes Received:
    868
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    United-States
    U.S. Air Force expands space warfare training
    by Mike Gruss — July 20, 2016

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Air Force Space Command released an outline late last week of Gen. John Hyten’s plan for training military satellite operators to defend the ultimate high ground against adversaries striving to take away the edge satellites give the U.S. and its allies in armed conflict.

    The initiative, known as the Space Mission Force, aims to better prepare airmen to operate military satellites in a threatened environment and includes tactics to respond to threats. Air Force space leaders have been planning the program for more than a year and Hyten, the head of Air Force Space Command, has made the Space Mission Force a prominent part of his speeches in the last eight months.


    See more at: http://spacenews.com/u-s-air-force-expands-space-warfare-training
     
    Falcon and Vergennes like this.
  2. Falcon

    Falcon Lieutenant Colonel Staff Member Social Media Team

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2015
    Messages:
    1,002
    Likes Received:
    1,510
    Location:
    United-States
    "The initiative, known as the Space Mission Force, aims to better prepare airmen to operate military satellites in a threatened environment and includes tactics to respond to threats. - See more at: http://spacenews.com/u-s-air-force-expands-space-warfare-training/#sthash.S5hmHTBY.dpuf "

    What do they do different? You can't really get a satellite to evade a missile afaik. What kind of advanced training are they talking about? Is it cyber and electronic threats or what?
     
    AMDR likes this.
  3. AMDR

    AMDR Captain Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2015
    Messages:
    376
    Likes Received:
    868
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    United-States
    I think Cyber and EW are definitely in play here. Hacking ground-control stations would do some serious damage. In terms of kinetic threats, I remember back in some article that dual-use satellites and direct-ascent ASATs were the top dangers in that area. Faster responsive tactics utilizing better integrated space surveillance sensors (like the new GSSAP or SBSS satellites) could be a part of their new training plan, honestly I have no idea.
     
    Falcon and Pathfinder like this.
  4. Pathfinder

    Pathfinder Lieutenant Colonel

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2015
    Messages:
    1,455
    Likes Received:
    2,506
    Location:
    United-States
    Don't satellites have little boosters to keep themselves in place? Maybe it has something to do with activating those and making decisions when to do so.
     
    Falcon and AMDR like this.
Loading...