It’s a sobering thought and though some would prefer to not think about ‘it’, that is not what the U.S.┬áDepartment of Defense (DoD) is doing. In fact the DoD is preparing for a conflict that it expects will take place above the Earth, in space. As the nation with the largest number of satellites, it is taking every precaution to ensure that these systems are safeguarded and constantly operational. U.S. adversaries’ threats are evolving with the use of cyber techniques and spoofing tactics and the development of anti-satellite weapons to render these space vehicles ineffective.

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