posted on Nov, 2 2004 @ 07:44 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The U.S. Air Force quietly has put into service a new weapon designed to jam enemy satellite communications, a significant
step toward U.S. control of space.
The so-called Counter Communications System was declared operational late last month at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the Air
Force Space Command said Friday in e-mailed replies to questions from Reuters.
The ground-based jammer uses electromagnetic radio frequency energy to knock out transmissions on a temporary and reversible basis, without frying
components, the command said.
"A reversible effect ensures that during the time of need, the adversary's space-based capability to threaten our forces is diminished," said Capt.
Angie Blair, a spokeswoman. "Following the time of need, the space-based capabilities used by the adversary can return to its original state."
I wonder if this has power to jam weapons too? Was why this released so quietly? Something like this should make headline news. I guess the focus is
on the elections right now, it could have been planned this way because of the war on terror, but I would this this weapon has far greater
implications than the article eludes to.