US Navy officials announce that US Navy ships will receive new spacecraft technology in future upgrades.
“The Navy certainly plans to significantly raise awareness of space as part of the modernization of ship systems,” said Rear Admiral Michael Bernacchi, director of strategy, plans and policies for the US Space Command. He spoke during a discussion on the Navy and space at the 36th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
More than 30 ships are planned to be upgraded in the next few years. There is now only one such ship in the US Navy. They will also be equipped with an Aegis Ashore missile defense system. Bernacchi believes that by then the US Navy will become a “major space player.”
The update will allow background objects to be tracked.
The edits are allegedly strictly confidential. . Breaking Defense said last week that the Pentagon had been working for months to declassify the space weapons program to demonstrate its capabilities.