Washington is extremely concerned about the Russian space satellite program. This conclusion was made by the journalists of the Chinese edition of Sina.
According to them, Moscow already has the technology that will allow it to deal with American reconnaissance satellites. The principle of operation of such weapons lies in the laser “blinding” of equipment in orbit. This method allows you to effectively deal with uninvited spies in space.
Experts also noted that for a long time the Americans considered themselves the main ones in the development of space weapons. They pointed out that back in the early 1980s, Washington began to actively develop the Star Wars program, which was initiated by US President Ronald Reagan.
According to the plan, the United States was to gain complete dominance in outer space in order to create a reliable cover over the entire territory of North America. And as the program develops, partners in the NATO bloc would also join it.
However, the rapid development of Russia and China in the field of laser weapons in recent years has largely leveled the former merits of the United States, returning everything to the circles of fierce competition. Analysts also noted that Washington’s attempts to compete for leadership in this area will entail a serious increase in monetary and material costs, which will increase the burden on the budget.
Formerly retired US Air Force Colonel Charles Beams said that the new Russian anti-satellite laser “Kalina” is a serious sign for the White House. In his opinion, in this way Moscow wants to deprive the United States of the right to get pictures of Russian territory with impunity.