AIR FORCE: SATELLITE JAMMER READY

The U.S. Air Force is ready to start jamming enemy satellites. So says ISR Journal, which reports that the Counter Communications System (CounterCom), a radio frequency-based system to disrupt communications satellites, has been declared operational by the American military.CounterCom is classified, so there's not a whole lot of details floating around about the program. But ISR Journal does say that the $75 million "system is similar to other ground based electronic warfare gear and is based largely on commercially available components, according to [Air Force] Space Command officials."As regular Defense Tech readers know, the Air Force has been getting increasingly interested in how to take out orbiters. Not just ones from enemy countries. But satellites from neutrals, and private companies, too.

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