Russian ASAT Test Prompted ‘Olympic Defender’ Intel Sharing

A previous test of Russia’s Nudol anti-missile and anti-satellite defense system.
Credit: Russian Defense Ministry Press Office/TASS
The Nov. 15, 2021, Russian anti-satellite (ASAT) direct-ascent missile test that created a large, lingering field of debris in Earth’s orbit has prompted the U.S. military to work in tandem with its closest allies to share intelligence and shows the importance of increasing international...
Brian Everstine

Brian Everstine is the Pentagon Editor for Aviation Week, based in Washington, D.C. Before joining Aviation Week in August 2021, he covered the Pentagon for Air Force Magazine. Brian began covering defense aviation in 2011 as a reporter for Military Times.

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