Developed Russia and China’s anti-satellite weapon in the next few years will be able to eliminate all U.S. satellites in earth orbit, writes The Washington Free Beacon.
The publication reviewed the report, which was prepared for the Pentagon by employees of the intelligence Directorate J-2, included in the joint chiefs of staff. The document States that the methods of destruction of certain satellites Russia and China will prepare by 2020.
The report of the head of National intelligence Dan Coates noted that the Russian space weapon Russian part of “a diverse set of opportunities for influencing the satellites in all orbital regimes,” including on-Board laser to fight with the satellites of the United States.
According to the publication, in recent years, the development of anti-satellite weapons, the Russian Federation invested about $5 billion a year. The program includes developing complex missile defense “Nudol”, lasers and electronic warfare systems, which interfere with satellite electronics, and cyber weapons.
American intelligence officers say that for destruction of objects in low earth orbit will approach missile “earth-air” complexes s-300, s-400 and is developing s-500.
Along with this the Russian Federation is testing the maneuvering satellites-killer to work on posting on the MiG-31 ASAT interceptor missiles and has already created electromagnetic pulse weapon that can overwhelm the electronics of satellites.
According 2016, at a height of 160 to 2000 km above the Earth’s surface the satellites are 780 43 countries. The most poorly protected from the attacks are also considered to be 37 vehicles moving on highly elliptical orbits.
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