Jammers have been used in war
The US Space Force announced on March 13 that a new type of ground communications jammer used to block enemy satellite transmissions is ready for combat operations. The Special Planning Bureau of the Space and Missile System Center announced that the 10.2 block of the anti-communication system is operational. After a year of testing the system, SMC handed it over to the 4th Space Control Squadron at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado on March 12.
CCS is a transportable electronic warfare system that temporarily rejects enemy satellite communications. The US Air Force deployed CCS for the first time in 2004 (the effect is similar to a portable jammer) to deal with the electronic warfare systems that other countries are destroying US satellites. In 2014, the upgraded CCS Block 10.1 was developed. L3Harris is the general contractor for versions 10.1 and 10.2. SMC said the latest update includes more frequency bands and other features, giving operators more options to disrupt enemy satellite communications. Colonel Stephen Purdy, Director of Special Programs at SMC, said in a statement that the system will continue to be updated using agile software development methods.
CCS users include the National Guard of the Air Force in California, Colorado and Florida, as well as the active forces of the Space Force such as the 4th Space Control Squadron. Members of the Air Force National Guard, including some members of the civilian employees who are also L3Harris, are committed to the development of the system. Lieutenant Colonel Steve Brogan, the material director of the SMC Special Planning Council, explained that CCS 10.2 has reached the so-called "initial operational capability", which means that the unit can start using it in actual operation. Brogan referred to CCS (jammer) as "the only offensive system in the US Space Force arsenal."