Pentagon report: Chinese military training with anti-satellite weapons

Pentagon report: Chinese military training with anti-satellite weapons
Satellite over earth. Video simulation, YouTube

[Ed. – More on China’s (and Russia’s) advances in attacking an adversary’s electronic and IT infrastructure.]

Chinese military forces have deployed multiple units armed with anti-satellite (ASAT) missiles that can destroy scores of American satellites, according to a Pentagon intelligence report.

The new report by the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, known as NASIC, revealed that People’s Liberation Army units have begun training with the satellite-killing missiles.

The report warns that China, along with Russia, has developed an array of space arms designed to challenge U.S. space superiority. The report was made public last month. …

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“These missiles can destroy U.S. and allied space systems in low earth orbit, making intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and communications satellites vulnerable,” the report said.

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