Space Force Counts Coup

| January 9, 2021

Iran opened fire on Iraq in early January of last year as revenge for the assassination of Gen. Soleimani, launching ballistic missiles at bases housing US and Iraqi military personnel.

“Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against US military and coalition forces in Iraq,” the Pentagon said in a statement. “It is clear that these missiles were launched from Iran and targeted at least two Iraqi military bases hosting US military and coalition personnel at Al-Assad and Irbil.”

Damage was limited to infrastructure and a helicopter, and the injured needed treatment for TBI. There were no fatalities. Got lucky, right?

Exclusive: How the Space Force foiled an Iranian missile attack with a critical early warning

Nathan Strout

WASHINGTON — One year ago on the night of Jan. 7, 2020, Americans were shocked to learn that Iran had launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles at U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq.

Iran called it “fierce revenge” for the assassination of Gen. Qassem Soleimani. As reports of the attack inundated the airwaves, viewers were left wondering what had happened — and perhaps most importantly — were there casualties?

The barrage damaged runways, tents, equipment and a helicopter, and the Pentagon acknowledged that 110 people needed to be treated later for traumatic brain injuries. No one was killed.

The remaining U.S. and coalition forces that had not been evacuated were able to take cover in bunkers, thanks to what President Donald Trump referred to at the time as an “early warning system.”

The public now knows what many in the national security community suspected: That early warning system was the Space Based Infrared System, a constellation of satellites that surveils Earth’s surface 24/7 to detect missiles. Rarely has the Defense Department offered such a high profile example of the system’s capabilities and its direct impact on the American war fighter.

The rest of the article may be viewed here: C4ISR Net

BZ, Space Cadets. Damn well done.

Category: Bravo Zulu, Iran, Iraq, Space Force

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Nicely done.

When do the Voidsmen get “project Thor” ?


I’m waiting for the Allen Parsons Project.


Tales of Mystery and Imagination


How about a Tale of Brave Ulysses?


Curious as to whether all of this high speed low drag technology will be dismantled by order of President Xiden or just simply turned over to the Chinese Communist PLAAF. Prolly can swap it even for a number of Electric Cars that are made in the new Buick Plant in China that was built from the “too big to fail” monies that oblowme gave them.

Those of you that are young enough and physically able, go buy you a piece of dirt out in the boonies somewhere and dig in…deep.


Oh stop. This thread doesn’t need politics.

That link I posted above? “Ortillery” = orbital artillery, phone-pole sized guided tungsten rod kinetic impacts.

Have fun. You are welcome


I did! Thanks! Been awhile, read up on Heinlen back yonder. Re-reading that linky was causing a slight medical condition…you know…heart racing, shortness of breath, and some swelling. Least my gun didn’t have an AD.


“This thread doesn’t need politics…”



Not the first time it was used either.



Remote sensing has been around for decades.
It’s not just millimeter wave sensors looking at
vegetation under the guise of global warming.
From DC to light, the spectrum is wide and full of
opportunity to detect everything man does in real time.
Of course, under the guise of space exploration it will be used
in ways that will explore matters much closer to earth.
Remember to look not only both ways before crossing the street
but also up in the sky before crossing that field.
No need for illumination of the target. Most people today already
walk around “illuminated” by their Ipad or other device in hand.
The Democrats may pooh pooh the military aspect of it but will
welcome the use of it for “peaceful” purposes.


Just a question – is wearing a Space Force cap considered claiming service, or is it okay to wear the cap just as a fan? I mean, if I wear a Chicago Blackhawks hat, no one will assume I work for the team.