RE: Fwd: [coldwarcomms] Nike Missiles & Sites
- Jeffrey Richelson's "America's Space Sentinels: DSP Satellites and
National Security" briefly discusses some of the NUDET packages that
have flown with DSP.
Accurate NUDET is essential to extended war fighting. A commander
needs to know which assets have been destroyed/survived on *both*
sides in order to plan continuing operations.
From: Mark Foster [mailto:mfoster@...]
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2001 5:41 PM
Subject: Re: Fwd: [coldwarcomms] Nike Missiles & Sites
Eventually land based bomb detectors were replaced by space based
first the VELA, then MIDAS then DSP and today GPS satellites perform
NUDET monitoring. The US has had some form of space based NUDET
since 1960. Thus the military not having to rely on it's civilian