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Author Latchford, Stephen.

Title Strategies for defeating commercial imagery systems [electronic resource] / by Stephen Latchford.

Imprint Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. : Center for Strategy and Technology, Air University, [2005]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  D 301.26/26:39    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (vii, 46 p.)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Occasional paper ; no. 39
Occasional paper (Air University (U.S.). Center for Strategy and Technology)
Note Title from title screen (viewed on Sept. 22, 2008).
"December 2005."
The original document contains color images.
Summary High-quality space-based imagery, once among America's most closely held secrets for force enhancement, is now openly available through commercial providers. The United States faces questions of how to keep this source of valuable intelligence information from its adversaries, and whether it is even possible or desirable to do so. This paper addresses strategies for countering the threat to military operations posed by commercial earth-sensing satellites. The paper emphasizes technical countermeasures, using a combination of nodal and value analysis to arrive at possible solutions. It also considers strategies necessary to make those countermeasures militarily useful and politically acceptable. The result of the research is a recommendation for long-term pursuit of co-orbital weapons with reversible effects, while in the short term, integrating current technology into ground-based and airborne radio-frequency jammers and low-power lasers for point defense. In the process it highlights the need for surge capacity in space lift, so the United States can have a defensive space-control capability without accelerating the arms race in space.
Subject Imaging systems -- United States.
Trade secrets -- United States.
Business intelligence.
Space warfare.
Optical Countermeasures.
Military intelligence.
Radar Countermeasures.
Unmanned Spacecraft.
Satellite imagery.
National security.
Space weapons.
International law.
Threat evaluation.
Commercial equipment.
Imaging systems -- United States.
Trade secrets -- United States.
Business intelligence.
Business intelligence. (OCoLC)fst00842723
Imaging systems. (OCoLC)fst00967605
Reprisals. (OCoLC)fst01094968
Trade secrets. (OCoLC)fst01153869
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Added Author Air University (U.S.). Center for Strategy and Technology.
Other Form: Latchford, Stephen. Strategies for defeating commercial imagery systems 46 p. (OCoLC)82512006
Standard No. DTICE ADA463468
Gpo Item No. 0422-K-03 (online)
Sudoc No. D 301.26/26:39

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