Raytheon has delivered to the Air Force the first prototype of an Aircraft Self Protection Security System (ASPSS) intended to provide electronic perimeter security for aircraft. The technology uses near object detection sensor technology—part of a four-sensor, portable package that recently passed tests at Eglin AFB, Fla. The sensors provide overlapping 360-degree coverage of a single aircraft, with more sensors available to be arranged for multiple aircraft. The ASPSS would aid USAF security forces, which would carry an annunciator—a handheld display unit and communicator—to warn them of the proximity of threats—people or vehicles out to 100 meters or more.
The White House announced its United States Space Priorities Framework in a document released concurrently with Vice President Kamala Harris' first National Space Council meeting. Listed among five U.S. priorities is to “defend its national security interests from the growing scope and scale of space and counterspace threats.”