In This Issue…

Purview, the online collaborative journal for space and missile defense, is a venue for readers, commenters and authors to have a dialogue on current and prospective initiatives, lessons learned and increased community-wide understanding of missions, roles and capabilities.

The January-March 2018 issue has these articles:

Operating in contested environments requires special land and space systems. Proposed: An Army tactical space program for multi-domain battle. By Capt. Ryan Stephenson, a recent graduate of Training with Industry at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory where he embedded with a small-satellite flight demonstration program.

Low cost, high availability and product delivery to tactical users are potential advantages of military SmallSats. By Capt. Justin P. Martirosian, deputy special technical operations chief, U.S. Forces–Afghanistan (National Support Element).

Jamming of space-enabled operational systems is expected. Commanders and staffs need to be trained and prepared. By William T. Coffey Jr., Joan Rousseau and Lt. Col. Scott Mudge, members of the Training, Readiness and Exercise division, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT).

“Talking Army” helps soldiers understand what space operations bring to the fight. By Donald E. Messmer, Jr., chief of Doctrine and Collective Training in the Future Warfare Center Directorate of Training and Doctrine, USASMDC/ARSTRAT.