USAFSPC "Adapts" and "Evolves" with "Major Changes" per "Reality" of "Joint Warfighting Domain," "Contested Environment"

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"The Air Force announced five major organization and management changes to its space enterprise ... 'For decades, the men and women of our Air Force delivered effects from space to give our joint warfighting forces in the field a distinct advantage over their adversaries' ... 'The Air Force has been researching, experimenting, and implementing plans for several years to evolve our space systems to both protect our interests in space and be more resilient in the face of potential threats. The time has come to adapt our organization and management structure to reflect the reality that space is a joint warfighting domain' ... As part of the Air Force’s initiative to normalize space, the service is taking steps to streamline the acquisition process, enhance responsiveness to threats in space, strengthen requirements, and bolster the space concept of operations ... 'A new three-star deputy chief of staff for space, known as the A-11, will be established as the Air Force’s headquarters space advocate, which will increase decision making speed and help ensure freedom from attack and freedom to maneuver' ... 'We are making changes now to ensure we can organize, train, and equip our space forces to have the skills necessary to operate in a contested environment, defend our systems, and assure space missions and space superiority' ... will be instrumental in fostering ... the cultural change and capabilities evolution required to operate in an increasingly contested space domain ... reforming the space acquisition programs approval process ... streamlining decision making and removing months of time from the approval process ... the Air Force will expand the use of the Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) organization to rapidly field systems, as well as procure existing commercial capabilities ... 'Space capabilities provide the nation with effects integrated into the Air Force’s mission of Global Vigilance, Global Reach and Global Power' ... 'The Air Force seeks to deter conflict in space, but should deterrence fail, we will counter any attempt to deny freedom of action in this vital warfighting domain'"
http://www.saffm.hq.af.mil/News/Article ... nterprise/

Appears to be bureaucratic nonsense, but that may be because it's heavily sanitized.
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Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:36 pm

Space fighting my butt. Next they will say we are being invaded by little grey men.

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Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:56 pm

Dating back more than a year was the discovery of armada fast approaching earth using comet for cover. :lol: :roll: seriously satellite to satellite or satellite to earth threats ? ;) ;)

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Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:38 am

All this month:

"A rising drumbeat of remarks from Pentagon officials suggest they’re worried about, and preparing for, warfare in orbit ... 'Our strategic competitors are actively threatening our space capabilities and we must be ready,' Thompson told the room ... a recent shift in rhetoric among current and former U.S. military leaders that suggests they are increasingly concerned ... deputy commander of U.S. Strategic Command, said ... 'while we’re not at war in space, I don’t think we can say we’re exactly at peace, either' ... '“Major power competition is back on the table in a way that we have not seen in the world for perhaps 15 or 20 years'"
http://www.defenseone.com/technology/20 ... al/136739/

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"Hyten: Our Job is to Ensure No War in Space, But ... Commander of U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), said today that 'our job is to make sure war does not extend into space' if possible ... 'If deterrence fails,' however, 'we will be prepared to deliver a decisive response' ... a new Multinational Space Collaboration (MSC) program is underway ... Another U.S. organization was created to merge the military JSpOC with the intelligence community. Originally called the Joint Interagency Combined Space Operations Center (JICSpOC), Hyten announced at the hearing and today that it was just renamed the National Space Defense Center to better convey its purpose -- to facilitate decision making 'if we ever see a threat scenario' in space ... 'There is no such thing as war in space. There is just war,' Hyten stressed. The goal is to prevent conflict from moving into space, but if it does, the United States and its allies need to deal with it"
http://www.spacepolicyonline.com/news/h ... -space-but

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https://twitter.com/US_Stratcom/status/ ... 8942350337

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Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:41 am

Thank you
I thought this was originally in the humour section? ;)

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Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:06 pm

Okay, I don't know why you guys are blowing this off.
Anti-satellite missiles are a huge threat to anything in orbit.
They can be launched by air, ground and sea stations.If there is to be a modern war between large powers, expect to see them when satellite TV, GPS and cell networks shut down.

The RIM-161, designed for ABM use,http://www.designation-systems.net/dusrm/m-161.html
has been used to shoot down a malfunctioning US spy satellite. There is no doubt Russia and China have their own.

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The ASATs awoke late March. The AFSPC scramble was ongoing by early April.
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Sun May 21, 2017 3:55 pm

What exactly are these "killer satellites" capable of? Kill chain/ emps?

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