Raumfahrt - ‘Space Aggressors’ Train US Forces for Extraterrestrial Conflict


Elite military units are specializing in mock space warfare, as Russia and China develop anti-satellite weaponry.


US Army Spc. Angel Mendoza, assigned as a space aggressor operator to the 527th Space Aggressor Squadron, Schreiver Air Force Base, Colo., secures a helical antenna to a gravel pad adjacent to the flight line Aug. 8, 2016, during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 16-3, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Along with two modems and an amplifier, space aggressors at RF-A 16-3 interrupt GPS systems for navigation and weapons, which pilots use during the exercise designed to simulate the first 10 combat sorties of a surge operation or conflict. |US Air Force/Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel 
The 527th Space Aggressors Squadron and 26th Space Aggressors Squadron emblems are painted side by side on doors inside the Space Aggressors’ facility at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. |US Air Force/2nd Lt. Darren Domingo 


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