China, Russia Advancing Anti-Satellite Technology, US Intelligence Chief Says

China, Russia Advancing Anti-Satellite Technology, US Intelligence Chief Says

China, Russia Advancing Anti-Satellite Technology, US Intelligence Chief Says

The United States’ top intelligence official spotlighted the threat of space warfare in a hearing of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence last week.–

In his written testimony in the May 11 hearing, Dan Coats, director of national intelligence, reviewed the worldwide threat assessment of the U.S. intelligence community, noting an appraisal that “Russia and China perceive a need to offset any U.S. military advantage derived from military, civil, or commercial space systems and are increasingly considering attacks against satellite systems as part of their future warfare doctrine.”

Coats reported that both Russia and China “will continue to pursue a full range of antisatellite (ASAT) weapons

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