No matter how incredible this sounds, its real! They are known as the 26th and 527th Space Aggressor Squadron (SAS), the two units focus on a single, two-fold mission: to figure out how to prepare for extraterrestrial/space combat and subsequently train the rest of the military how to do so. Playing the role of alien bad guys (be it the Earthling or ET variety), the unit conducts mock space battles in order to prepare US troops to deal with any sort of contingencies that may come up in America’s final and most vulnerable frontier.
Teaching troops to make use of space resources, the SAS teams also teach Americans how to continue on mission if space assets (like GPS and satellite communications) were knocked out, plunging us back into Korean War-era conditions.
“America’s interest in space is defended by two teams of Air Force specialists in the Rocky Mountains. The first team is known as the 26th Space Aggressor Squadron while the second one is known as the 527th Space Aggressor Squadron.” There is apparently also a 64th squadron according to some sources.
“We study threats to the space realm, either coming from space or based on land,” 26th SAS chief of training Captain Christopher Barnes said. “If we can’t directly replicate them with hardware, then we figure out if there’s a software solution or some way we can train people to the point where they can fight through them, if they have to, in a conflict.”
While the idea of Space Aggressors seems far-fetched to some (sleepers perhaps), the unit and their mission are a response to a much more serious issue that poses a threat to global (and universal) American military supremacy. This echoes the statements released over recent years by high-ranking officials in the US military saying that more preparation is needed for defending space, more so due to the development of anti-satellite weapons in Russia and China.
These current “set ups” revolves around scenarios aligned with the current set of international laws concerning the militarization of space. That said, contingencies are being developed around the clock to those who break or are completely alien to the laws of man.
While attacks by the Space Aggressors are simulated, senior US military and intelligence officials warn the threat in space is very real..