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the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensors Project Office (JLENS) based in Huntsville, Alabama
the Ballistic Missile Targets Joint Project Office (BMTJPO) based in Huntsville, Alabama
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Space control, defined as the ability to "assure freedom of action in space and deny same" to the enemy, is now a key military mission, and at the center of U.S. SpaceCommand's role.
Space warfare proponents are making a suspect leap in logic in arguing that space-based weapons are, or will soon be, required to protect the ability of the United States to operate freely in space.
Space industry executives, whose companies often are working at the margins of profitability, are concerned about U.S. commercial satellites and their operations becoming targets, especially because current commercial satellites have little protection (electronic hardening, for example, has been considered too expensive).
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