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Gun-Launched ASAT
American military anti-satellite system. Study 1990. One of the applications of the superguns Gerald Bull was designing for Iraq would have been firing of an anti-satellite shell that would have blinded Western spy satellites with a sticky material.

AKA: Babylon Gun. Status: Study 1990.

The supergun, with a 30 m long artillery barrel, was being constructed in northern Iraq. The gun would also have been used to lob nuclear shells over long ranges. This low-technology ASAT was revealed by Iraqi defector General Hussein Kamel al-Majeed and reported by UPI on 22 September 1995.

Family: anti-satellite, Military, Military anti-satellite system, Star Wars. Country: USA. Launch Vehicles: Babylon Gun. Agency: USAF. Bibliography: 433.



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