US Military Satellites Vulnerable In Future Space War – Space Command Chief – 10 January 2014

RT logoUS military satellites could be disabled or destroyed in the event of a war in space, an American general has said, citing China’s tests of anti-satellite weapons. To protect US space capability, the satellite park should be reformed, he believes.

American satellites are defenseless against a possible attack in space, and their destruction “would create a huge hole” in the country’s capability for high-tech warfare, Gen. William Shelton, the commander of the US Air Force Space Command said in a speech on Tuesday, as cited by The Washington Free Beacon.

According to Shelton, most critical are the satellites providing the US Army with survivable communications and missile warning.

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