May 15, 2020
China’s space warfare capabilities, including anti-satellite missiles and directed-energy weapons, pose growing threats to U.S. national security, according to a think tank report made public Wednesday.
“China’s zero-sum pursuit of space superiority harms U.S. economic competitiveness, weakens U.S. military advantages, and undermines strategic stability,” says the report, produced for the congressional U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
“In short, it represents a threat to U.S. national security.”
The report details a projected 15-year buildup of multiple counterspace systems capable of destroying or disrupting U.S. satellites, including directed-energy weapons, satellite jammers and anti-satellite (ASAT) missiles, with some systems already deployed.
The report was written by four China experts with the Project 2049 Institute, a think tank, and Pointe Bello, a strategic intelligence company.
This article was posted: Friday, May 15, 2020 at 3:02 am