Military warns of potential threat from Chinese space support station in Argentina

Military warns of potential threat from Chinese space support station in Argentina
Main antenna at China's deep space ground station in Argentina. Presidency of Argentina photo via FP

[Ed. – China does what Faller describes everywhere.  Of course the Chinese are doing it with the station in Argentina.]

Senior U.S. defense officials are growing increasingly concerned that the Chinese military can monitor and potentially target U.S. and allied satellites from a new deep space ground station in the Western Hemisphere, located in the deserts of Patagonia.

In wide-ranging testimony before the U.S. Congress on Feb. 7, Adm. Craig Faller, the newly confirmed commander of U.S. Southern Command, warned lawmakers about China’s accelerated expansion into Latin America. …

[T]he U.S. military is concerned that the big-dish radar could be used for … collecting information on the position and activity of U.S. military satellites.

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“Beijing could be in violation of the terms of its agreement with Argentina to only conduct civilian activities and may have the ability to monitor and potentially target U.S., allied, and partner space activities,” said Faller…

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