Elon Musk And His SpaceX Starlink Satellites Joining With Department Of Defense To Conduct Massive ‘Live Fire’ Military Exercise From Outer Space

The demonstration will reportedly involve shooting down a drone and a cruise missile and will take place at several different sites including Marine Corps Air Station Yuma in Arizona to Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. The massive tests will also include ground forces, submarines, ships, and a variety of space-based assets.  SpaceX's potentially game-changing Starlink concept involves launching large volumes of satellites that circle the earth providing broadband data-connectivity.
This isn’t the first time SpaceX, Starlink and the Department of Defense have joined forces. The company has launched a number of DoD payloads into orbit.
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This isn’t the first time SpaceX and the Department of Defense have joined forces. The company has launched a number of DoD payloads into orbit.

Since the early 1950’s, all of our radio, television and movie programming has included a steady diet of a futuristic world with laser beams, computers, AI, VR, ray guns, space travel and of course, UFOs and aliens from Mars. In 2020, minus the aliens from Mars, that is exactly what we have. But the part of all this programming we like to overlook is how it all ends, it ends with the evil machines in charge and the human race enslaved. Hmm, I wonder where Hollywood got that idea from?

“And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.” Revelation 13:13,14 (KJB)

This rush of technology that has continued unabated since the late 1890’s, and in fact has significantly increased in our 21st century, is the direct fulfillment of Daniel 12:4 that shows a vast increase in knowledge and travel for dwellers of the end times. Our time. For the born again believer, we await the wildest ride of them all aboard not SpaceX, but Flight #777 on Titus213 Airlines. For the non-believer, what the Bible calls a lost person, you will face a time a dazzling signs, miracles and wonders, but it will be performed by Antichrist. God is so good, that He allows us to pick which one we want to experience. Which one did you pick? Pick this one, you’ll love it.

The Air Force And SpaceX Are Teaming Up For A ‘Massive’ Live Fire Exercise

FROM THE DRIVE: As space continues to play an increasingly important role for the United States armed forces, the Department of Defense has been also increasingly engaging with the private aerospace and communications sector to develop and implement solutions that better help it confront emerging warfighting challenges. Just last week, Air Force acquisition chief William Roper told reporters at the Pentagon that the Air Force and SpaceX will conduct an event on April 8, together with other branches of the U.S. military, that will see SpaceX Starlink satellites link up with multiple armed forces systems in a “massive” live fire exercise.

“SpaceX has been a great industry partner for us,” Roper said. “They are very excited and we are excited to learn more about their satellites through the demonstration.”

The demonstration will reportedly involve shooting down a drone and a cruise missile and will take place at several different sites including Marine Corps Air Station Yuma in Arizona to Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. The massive tests will also include ground forces, submarines, ships, and a variety of space-based assets.

SpaceX’s potentially game-changing Starlink concept involves launching large volumes of satellites – dozens at a time – that circle the earth providing broadband data-connectivity. You can learn all about Starlink and its novel operating concept by watching the video below.

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Roper also told reporters that the Air Force is in talks with Virgin Orbit to provide support for the exercise to better evaluate “on-demand” launch capabilities. Virgin Orbit has previously partnered with the U.K. Royal Air Force to provide launch capabilities for small satellite constellations and is on contract with the Air Force to conduct a first-of-its-kind launch from Guam later this year.

The live fire exercise will be part of a larger test of the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS), a new communications ecosystem designed to enable Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2), allowing U.S. forces and allies to coordinate military operations in real-time across all domains, such as sea, land, air, space and cyber operations. The system was first tested in December 2019 with mixed results.

Roper said that his “hope for this event, unlike the first event, is that we have an equal measure of things that fail for things that succeeded.” Air Force Magazine quoted Roper as saying he wanted a “50-50 split between success and failure” in this latest test, enabling developers to better work the kinks out of the new satellite-based system. During a less extensive test of the system last month, Starlink satellites connected with an AC-130 gunship.

Roper has also said that the new ABMS system will not only help replace the aging, rickety fleet of E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) command aircraft, but also add new capabilities that leverage the latest in machine learning, or artificial intelligence, to better predict what types of information users want from the system and more prominently push that information to them.

“We’ve come so far in ABMS that we realize that it’s bigger than just replacing the capability that JSTARS provides,” Roper said last week. “If you get ABMS right, you’ve just built the military’s ‘internet of things.’ That’s super exciting.”

This isn’t the first time SpaceX and the Department of Defense have joined forces. The company has launched a number of DoD payloads into orbit. Most notably, in early 2018, it launched a secretive experimental spacecraft named Zuma. Zuma’s mission and operator remain unknown, but we know it was built by Northrop Grumman and officially designated USA 280.

Shortly after Zuma’s launch, murky reports began circulating that the spacecraft had been lost during the final stages of its insertion into orbit, although there remain some doubts about those claims as there is the possibility that Zuma was intended to remain hidden once in space. Both Northrop Grumman and SpaceX have refused to confirm or deny anything about the status of Zuma due to the secrecy surrounding the spacecraft.  READ MORE

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