Reuters Rodolfo Buhrer
Under the heading above, Yevgeny Fedorov wrote, in “Voyne Observer”, about the transfer of the arms race into space.
The article said: Near Earth orbit is very profitable for attacking strategic targets in any country.
Trump was not only present in space, but he needed to dominate in this field over everyone. The Pentagon, according to US Space Forces doctrine, near-Earth space is a priority staging area for deploying sensors to detect launches of ICBMs. The next logical step for the Americans would be to deploy orbital interception systems.
According to US researcher Sergey Sudakov, Russia should respond more aggressively to the expansion of the US presence in space. The Biden administration must understand that the escalation of tensions in space can be seen by Moscow as “the outbreak of war.” Hence, it is time to draw the red line that space soldiers should not cross.
Such a dangerous obsession with the control of space by the United States could cost Americans dearly. In the US space programs alone, up to 80% of the total space budget in the world is spent. In this respect, the search for ways to counter global space dominance makes sense.
If striking the spy satellites from the ground is costly and difficult, they can be fired from the hunting satellites. This was urgent forty years ago and is fully applicable now. More recently, the 23-mm Russian automatic gun on the Salyut-3 space station caused a sensation in the American media.
This cannon fire is not the only way to destroy enemy satellites. According to the US Military Intelligence Administration, there are at least six other options for destroying targets in orbit. Microscopic beams, electronic jamming, firing high-energy lasers, firing small killer robots, and spraying with caustic chemicals, all the way to the use of primitive, but no less lethal, scatterers.
Thus, a new round in the eternal confrontation between missile and armor will clearly emerge, and it will take place in conditions of zero gravity.
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