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Counterspace Weapons 101

Caroline Amenabar / CSIS

Counterspace weapons vary significantly in the types of effects they create, the level of technological sophistication required, and the level of resources needed to develop and deploy them. Counter-space weapons also differ in how they are employed and how easy they are to detect and attribute. There are four broad categories of counter-space weapons:

For a more details and examples on counterspace weapons, read Space Threat Assessment 2018 or Space Threat Assessment 2019. Aerospace

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