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Russia and some other countries can become a threat to the United States in space. This is stated in the report of the Intelligence Department of the Ministry of defense, RIA Novosti reported.
As stated in the report, some countries “develop the potential of threatening the ability of other countries to use space”. In particular, this applies to Russia and China, as the space sector “very important” military doctrines of these countries.
It is noted that both countries have developed space functions, including space exploration, have the ability to search for satellites of a potential enemy in space, and develop possible jamming and operations in cyberspace, directed energy weapons, defense capabilities and on-orbit ASAT missiles, land-based.
In addition, the fears caused by Iran and North Korea. According to intelligence, the potential of the space launches needed for testing ballistic missile technology.
Emphasizes that the United States remain the leader in the space sector, however, its development in Russia, China, Iran and North Korea potentially threatens the capabilities of the country.
In January, the Russian foreign Ministry said that the US policy to strengthen the global missile defense system will lead to a new arms race in outer space.
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