This is some good reading. I lft the link below the list of chapters.
Counterspace Operations in 2025
2025 is a study designed to comply with a directive from the chief of staff of the Air Force to examine the concepts, capabilities, and
technologies the United States will require to remain the dominant air and space force in the future. Presented on 17 June 1996, this report was
produced in the Department of Defense school environment of academic freedom and in the interest of advancing concepts related to national defense.
The views expressed in this report are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of the United States Air Force,
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This report contains fictional representations of future situations/scenarios. Any similarities to real people or events, other than those
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Introduction Framing The Challenge
Space as a Vital National Interest
The Road to Weapons in Space
The Growing Need for Counterspace Capability
Proliferation of Access to Space Systems
System Vulnerabilities in 2025
Threats to Space Systems in 2025 Key Technologies And System Descriptions
Space Detection and Targeting
Space Interdiction Net
Kinetic Energy Weapons
Satellite Multiple Attack and Kill System
Alpha Strikestar Transatmospheric Vehicle
Directed Energy Weapons (DEW)
High Energy Laser Attack Station (HELAS)
Solar Energy Optical Weapon (SEOW)
Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) and High Power Microwave (HPM) Pills
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