April 16, 2021

China and Russia developing ‘destructive’ weapons for space conflict, US warns

China and Russia developing ‘destructive’ weapons for space conflict, US warnsRussia and China are developing “destructive counterspace weapons” which could be ready to use in “the next few years”, according to a US intelligence report. New “anti-satellite” (ASAT) weapons could be used in future potential wars against the US, the report warns. The Director of National Intelligence's report, which is based on information gathering by the FBI, CIA and National Security Agency, says recent military reforms in both China and Russia “indicate an increased focus on establishing operational forces designed to integrate attacks against space systems”.


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