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Russia and China in the next few years will be put into operation anti-satellite weapons. This was stated by first Deputy Director of National intelligence sue Gordon during a meeting of the National space Council in Washington, reports TASS.
According to her, Moscow and Beijing have been creating in the space forces, capable of resisting the systems of the United States. “Space is a priority theater of operations for them. Russian and Chinese destructive anti-satellite weapons, perhaps in the next several years will be readiness,” she said.
In June Donald trump instructed the Pentagon to begin building a new kind of troops — military space forces. According to him, they will become the sixth U.S. armed forces. The Russian Embassy in response to this, posted a tweet with the logo of the Russian space forces, created in 2001 and included now in part of the aerospace forces (VKS).
March 26 at Plesetsk passed the sixth test of the missile anti-satellite interception missile and anti-space defense And-235. Start for the first time produced with the standard mobile launcher, designed for the complex, whereas the earlier starts are done with the test launchers.
In 2016, the Russian concern “Almaz-Antey” has said it is developing a laser system designed to suppress from the plane of air and space reconnaissance vehicles. In February 2018, it became known that Russia has already completed work on the creation of anti-satellite complex, using experience, gained in the creation of aircraft with laser weapons A-60.
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