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China, Russia Seek Weapons to Hit U.S. Satellites, Pentagon Says

  • China is seen increasing intelligence, surveillance satellites
  • Space debris collision risk is growing: Defense Intelligence
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China and Russia continue to develop and deploy weapons that can attack U.S. satellites even as they increase their own fleets of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance space vehicles, according to the Pentagon’s intelligence agency.

Although the updated report issued Tuesday by the Defense Intelligence Agency is based mostly on news accounts and declarations from Chinese and Russian officials, it’s a useful summary of the threats that the U.S. says are driving major investments in the Pentagon’s proposed fiscal 2023 defense budget, specifically for the U.S. Space Force and Space Command.