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Space Superiority Department

bobbymike

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Space Superiority Systems Wing

Mission

The mission of the Space Superiority Systems Wing is to develop, deliver, and sustain unrivaled space control capabilities to ensure space superiority for the joint warfighter and our nation.

Background

The Space Superiority Systems Wing at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, equips US forces with offensive and defensive counterspace and space situation awareness systems to gain, maintain, and exploit space superiority. It has a multi-billion-dollar budget, 300-person program office, and 1,000-person industry team at multiple locations throughout the country to support operational systems worldwide. It directs the planning, development, testing, deployment, and sustainment of a complex and dynamic portfolio of space-superiority capabilities of the highest national priority.

Organization

Space Situational Awareness Group

The mission of the Space Situational Awareness Group is to equip the joint warfighter with unrivaled space situational awareness, C2, and test capabilities required to gain, maintain, and exploit space superiority.

Counterspace Group

The mission of the Counterspace Group is to equip the joint warfighter with unrivaled offensive and defensive counterspace capabilities required to gain, maintain, and exploit space superiority.
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What "offensive" counterspace capabilities?
 

FutureSpaceTourist

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bobbymike said:
What "offensive" counterspace capabilities?
Whatever they are, looks like there'll be less of them! (according to http://spacepolicyonline.com/pages/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=811:space-situation-awareness-up-counterspace-and-space-control-down-in-fy2011-dod-budget-request&catid=75:news&Itemid=68)

Meanwhile, budgets for Counterspace and Space Control programs are projected to fall by roughly 50 percent each between FY 2010 and FY 2015.
 
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