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Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS)
Most of the Army's advanced weapons, including missile defenses, depend on space systems (Army photo)
An artist's concept of a Space Laser Satellite Defense System.
SBIRS GEO Flight 3 launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on Jan. 20 (Lockheed Martin photo)
A long-range ground-based interceptor is launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, May 30, 2017. It successfully intercepted an intercontinental ballistic missile target launched from the Kwajalein Atoll in the first live-fire test event against an ICBM-class target. Credit: Missile Defense Agency
Damage to the portside is visible as the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain steers towards Changi Naval Base in Singapore, following a collision with the merchant vessel. Credit: U.S. Navy
North Korea launches the Hwasong-14 in July on a lofted trajectory that demonstrated sufficient range to hit the continental United States. Credit: Korean Central News Agency
North Korean intermediate-range mobile missiles on parade in 2015. Credit: North Korean state-run media
North Korea launches the Hwasong-14 in July on a lofted trajectory that demonstrated sufficient range to hit the continental United States. Credit: Korean Central News Agency
GMD test
Gen. John Hyten, leader of U.S. Strategic Command, speaks to reporters following a breakfast hosted by the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies June 20, 2017. Credit: Phillip Swarts/SpaceNews

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