Accession Number:

ADA422750

Title:

Commercial Imagery Satellite Threat: How Can U.S. Forces Protect Themselves?

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-02-09

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Cartography and Aerial Photography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE