Launch of “Doomsday satellites”: do the US expect a nuclear war?

UNITED STATES – The Pentagon plans to put into orbit two new Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellites that would be able to continue to provide telecommunications even in the conditions of a nuclear conflict, reports the newspaper Popular Mechanics.

The United States will launch into space two Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellites that would ensure the continuity of communications if a nuclear war was triggered, reports the website Popular Mechanics.

To date, four “Doomsday satellites” (or the Last Judgment), as the media call them, insensitive to electromagnetic interference are already in operation. Expenses incurred in 2019 for the two new aircraft will exceed $ 29 million.

According to the US Air Force, the deployment of these aircraft is consistent with the new US nuclear doctrine .

“At the same time, we need to upgrade the entire nuclear triad and tactical support systems to ensure its effectiveness,” said US Air Force Minister Heather Wilson.

Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) is a series of telecommunications satellites operated by the US Air Force Space Command.

It was previously announced that in 2019 the Pentagon would invest $ 677 million in the development and development of promising communications systems. In addition to the AEHF, the United States intends to design GPS satellites insensitive interference.