Jeffrey LewisNFIRE Gets Some Bad Press

ABCNews.com has a story on space weaponization, with the the Near Field Infra Red Experiment as the lead (the author called me for a comment, but alas I was in Switzerland).

The story even has “one senior government official and defense expert” describing the program as “crossing the Rubicon into space weaponization.” I think I might have tempered that by pointing out that the KV doesn/’t have an axial stage that would permit engagement under real world conditions and MDA isn/’t shooting to kill in the simulated engagement.

No mention of autonomous proximity operations, either.

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