General David Thompson, the vice chief of the U.S. Space Force, says China is on an ‘incredible pace’ and launching twice as many satellites in to space as the United States. It’s time to catch up.
“China’s space operation is outpacing the U.S. two to one, posing an ‘incredible threat’ that may make the nation the leading superpower in space by the end of the decade if the U.S. doesn’t adapt its approach,” Fox News reported.
“Gen. David Thompson told Fox News anchor Chris Wallace that while the U.S. is ‘still the best in the world’ in the new frontier, China is on an ‘incredible pace,’ confirming that it is launching twice as many satellites into space as the U.S.” reports Fox News.
“Our capabilities are the best in the world of space, but they’re moving aggressively,” Thompson said.
Thompson added, “they’re moving quickly and we need to adapt our approach.”
The general went on to describe how the Chinese are a threat to the U.S. from space.
“[The Chinese] have robots in space that conduct attacks,” Thompson warned. “They can conduct jamming attacks and laser dazzling attacks. They have a full suite of cyber capabilities.”
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