Russia and China have created weapons that can destroy American satellites in Earth orbit.
This statement was made by the commander of the US Space Force, Air Force General John Raymond, in an interview with The Washington Post.
He noted that space depicts the same area of warfare as air, land and sea. He stressed that China portrays the main threat to the United States in this area – together with Russia, he “has developed a weapon that can either disrupt our satellites, or destroy our satellites from Earth or from space, or through cyberspace.”
At the same time, the US Space Forces allegedly only hold back opponents and do not get involved in “space” conflicts.
“We want to keep this area harmless for everyone,” the general said.
According to him, America regularly monitors about 30 thousand objects in space, mostly debris. Raymond believes that, first of all, it is necessary to solve this problem.