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Xinhua Zhuangao: February 4, according to Agence France-Presse reports: U.S. Defense Department official said, China is developing “space war” weapons, used to destroy the satellite or block satellite signal. The official release in the United States’ years of space security strategy “made the comment.
“space warfare capabilities in the development of China’s investment so that we are deeply concerned.” Space Defense Policy, Deputy Secretary-General 格里戈里舒 Stewart said.
United States, “10-year national space security strategy” (NSSS) describes the development of the next decade the U.S. blueprint for space. Schulte said the new security strategy will be “more flexible”, the United States capable of rapid expansion, competition, and sometimes even hostile to defend their own assets in space.
“space is no longer just the United States and the Soviet Union’s off-limits. Then we can act unimpeded access.” Schulte said, “Now there are more competitors, more countries … We launch satellites for other countries in developing space warfare capabilities of the growing concerns, this ability may hinder the peaceful use of space in China in the development of this ability to the forefront. “
United States has China worried about the development of space warfare capabilities, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is also seeking a dialogue with China, including the maintenance of a stable space issues.
2007, China had used a medium-range ballistic missile destroyed an obsolete weather satellite country. This would not only worry about the international community after the destruction of the satellite debris might cause problems, leaving enough to destroy people’s concern about China’s space warfare capability spacecraft. In addition, according to Schulte said, China is also developing laser weapons, in the case without the ignition to the target to attack.
“15 years ago, we do not have to worry about such things, but now have another idea, and to think about how we can continue to dominate the space of important facilities, or, if they have problems, we must have other options. “
security strategy for the years to protect U.S. space assets, made a number of recommendations, including a partnership with NATO allies, a country which was once attacked, it will be as all the attacks, and to take concerted action to fight back.
Schulte also said the United States “remains in the space of self-defense when attacked, but the location is not necessarily limited to counter space.”