The Secure World Foundation (SWF) has released their annual report, “Global Counterspace Capabilities: An Open Source Assessment.”
Edited by SWF Director of Program Planning Brian Weeden and Washington Office Director Victoria Samson, this report compiles and assesses publicly available information on the counterspace capabilities being developed by multiple countries across five categories: direct-ascent, co-orbital, electronic warfare, directed energy, and cyber. It assesses the current and near-term future capabilities for each country, along with their potential military utility.
The full 2021 report and the Executive Summary, along with previous editions, can be found at this direct infolink…
Translations of the 2021 Executive Summary into French, Spanish, Russian, and Chinese will be available in May.
On Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 13:00 – 14:00 EDT, the SWF report editors will co-host a webinar with experts from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to discuss their respective 2020 reports.
Select this direct infolink to sign up for this event…
This is the fourth annual edition of the report, which is released in tandem with a similar report by CSIS. The 2021 edition of the report adds new developments through February 2020, “stoplight charts” indicating how far each country has progressed in developing counterspace capabilities, a new appendix containing historical tables of ASAT testing in space by country, and an updated appendix with satellite imagery of key launch and test facilities associated with counterspace programs.