The US Department of Defense has told that China is making anti-satellite weapons to match America.
China is making an anti-satellite weapon to attack in space
China’s space ambitions were revealed only when it started preparing to build a space station in space. But China is busy preparing things beyond this, which can become a threat to the world. In fact, the US Department of Defense has warned that China is rapidly developing weapons to attack in space. The Pentagon has also said that China is doing important work on weapons that can reduce the space technology gap between it and the US.
China already has an anti-satellite weapon. It is believed that this weapon of China can only target satellites in low Earth orbit. But, the new weapon that is being made, it will be able to attack even higher. According to media reports, China is investing in making weapons that will be capable of jamming and destroying satellites. Such weapons could be an immediate threat to US national security. This has also indicated that after the formation of the Space Force by America, China is preparing weapons for space.
China trying to match American
Rear Admiral Michael Studman, a senior intelligence officer at the Pentagon’s Indo-Pacific Command, told a webinar that anti-satellite weapons made in China would be capable of jamming and destroying satellites. He said that China is closely monitoring America’s space capability. China wants to match America and wants to get ahead of it. They said that if they go to war with us, they will accomplish their target.
China is busy upgrading its space command
The US intelligence community was informed of China’s military progress in April by the office of the US Director of National Intelligence (DNI). In this warning it was said that the Chinese military is collecting information from the Integrated Space Service satellites for position identification and assessment, navigation and satellite communication. The Chinese military’s Space Command is working on a massive upgrade of its weapons and command and control systems to shut down US military communications.
The DNI stressed that the development of space weapons would be an integral part of future military deterrence in space. Its annual threat assessment report states that China is building a new type of anti-satellite weapon.
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