WT: Pentagon is developing space weapons against Russia
MOSCOW, September 19 – RIA Novosti. The Pentagon will develop and deploy new weapons in space to fight Russian and Chinese space forces in the future, according to a new strategic report. Washington Times.
“The Pentagon needs a joint military domain capability to protect the United States. <…> and also to protect joint forces, allies, and partners from hostile use of space by the enemy,” the Pentagon report quotes the release.
According to the document, a central place is also given to the expansion of protection capabilities in electronic warfare and cyberspace in the new strategy.
WT writes that currently the US military lags behind Moscow and Beijing in the field of space weapons. The only known weapon in service with the new US Space Force is an electronic jammer that can jam signal transmissions between ground stations and satellites. The authors note that, according to some sources, the United States is under development of other types of space weapons, but are hidden from prying eyes under strict secrecy.
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The material stated that the Pentagon’s 2024 fiscal year budget is estimated at 33.3 billion dollars. This figure is 13% more than last year.
Earlier, Deputy Director of the Department of Non-Proliferation and Arms Control of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Konstantin Vorontsov, said that the risks of turning space into a springboard for war are “taking shape”, the United States and its allies are taking steps to eliminate these risks. maintain weapons in space and use space for combat operations. for defensive purposes only.
According to Vorontsov, the USA does not give up trying to position space as a new area of competition and conflict between states; Moscow and Beijing are identified as the main rivals. He added that Russia, together with other countries, is in favor of preventing the arms race in space.
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