Saturday, February 28, 2015

Are U.S. Satellites Threatened By China's Space Weapons?

Admiral Cecil Haney speaking at Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha, Nebraska in 2013. Photo: U.S. Stratcom

Washington Free Beacon: China’s Space Weapons Threaten U.S. Satellites

Stratcom worried by antisatellite missiles, satellite weapons, lasers.

China is developing significant space warfare capabilities that threaten U.S. strategic satellite systems, the commander of the U.S. Strategic Command told Congress on Thursday.

“We’ve seen very disturbing trends in space, particularly from nation states like China, as well as Russia, who have been public about their counterspace endeavors and ambitions,” Adm. Cecil Haney, Stratcom commander said. Counterspace is the military term for space warfare capabilities and weapons.

WNU Editor: Adm. Cecil Haney is also concerned about Russian anti-satellite capabilities .... US Concerned by Growing Expertise of China, Russia Space Capabilities (Sputnik). He is also worried that space is now becoming very crowded .... US Stratcom Uneasy About Debris Threat from SmallSats (ViaSatellite).

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