US Space Force arming to jam rival satellites | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

US Space Force arming to jam rival satellites

The new US Space Force is building an arsenal of up to 48 ground-based weapons over the next seven years designed to temporarily jam Russian or Chinese communications satellite signals in the opening hours of a conflict.

The first system, made by L3Harris Technologies, was declared operational last month after years of development, and the Space Force has taken delivery of 16 of them. The service is also developing a new system, Meadowland, that is lighter and can add updated software as well as jam more frequencies.

Since its formation last year as part of the US military, attention has been mostly focused on the Space Force's defensive duty in safeguarding American satellites. Less has been disclosed about its offensive role, which centres on Meadowland.

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