Russia today is developing various means to destroy satellites in space, including laser weapons.
This was stated by the head of Space command, U.S. air force General John Khayten.
“We need to restrain bad behavior in space and we also need to prevent conflicts in outer space,” he said.
As the main opponents he identified China and Russia, which, according to him, create military systems for placing into earth orbit, as well as tools for their application from the ground.
According to Hatena, Russia, developed a weapon to destroy satellites in the 80-ies, today continues to develop such weapons, including lasers for use in space and “other opportunities that will pose a threat to our satellites”. The use of such weapons, he noted, can create a large amount of debris in orbit, which will hinder the access of spacecraft.
“In the not so distant future they will be able to use these tools to threaten any machine that we have in space. We must prevent this, the best way to stop the war is to be ready for war. The United States intends to do this, we will make sure that everyone will know about our readiness for war,” added Khayten.
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