Commercial Imagery Satellite Threat: How Can U.S. Forces Protect Themselves?
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT
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Commercially available satellite imagery represents a growing threat to U.S. military operations. To mitigate this threat, the operational commander has a variety of techniques or methods to consider during planning. Some mitigation methods, such as shutter control, diplomacy, or buy-to-deny, require approval and coordination with outside agencies. Other methods, such as jamming, laser blinding, or synchronized operations, require a thoroughly integrated plan to ensure U.S. forces are protected and able to conduct planned movements without enemy interference. Camouflage, concealment, and deception efforts also need to consider the capabilities of commercial imagery platforms and be integrated into operational planning.
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