3,281
 

Dec 21 - U.S. Sources: Russia tests anti-satellite weapon


 


section   (0 bx goons and 1 bystanders) Share this on Twitter       Share this on Facebook
 

 2 years ago '05        #1
265 page views
0 comments


phantomnation 3109 heat pts3109
space
avatar space
space
$11,064 | Props total: 48174 48174
Dec 21 - U.S. Sources: Russia tests anti-satellite weapon
 

 
image

Russia has recently tested what is believed to be an anti-satellite weapon, US sources with knowledge of the test told CNN.

The US tracked the weapon and it did not create debris, indicating it did not destroy a target, the source said.

The Russian test, coming as President-elect Donald Trump prepares to enter the White House next month, could be seen as a provocative demonstration of Moscow’s capability in space.

Russia has demonstrated the ability to launch anti-satellite weapons in the past, including its Nudol missile.

US military officials have expressed concerns about Russia’s burgeoning anti-satellite arsenal, as the US has become increasingly dependent on satellites for both military and commercial uses.

US officials believe Russia has also deployed what could be kamikaze satellites, known as “Kosmos 2499,” which are designed to sidle up to American satellites and, if ordered, destroy or disable them.

“We have very good surveillance and intelligence capabilities, so we can see the threats that are being built,” Gen. John Hyten, the commander of US Strategic command, told CNN in November. “So we’re developing capabilities to defend ourselves.”

Russia is not alone in the development of these type of weapons. China has conducted similar tests, destroying an old weather satellite in 2007 — a move analysts saw as indicative of China’s growing military capability.

The US has also destroyed a satellites in space, obliterating one with a missile in 2008 after American officials said the satellite’s orbital decay posed a risk.
Capt. Nicholas Mercurio, a spokesman for the command that oversees US space operations, declined to comment on the report of a Russian anti-satellite weapon test.

Source: visit this link http://www.kabc.com/2016/ .. ellite-weapon/

0 comments for "Dec 21 - U.S. Sources: Russia tests anti-satellite weapon"

Home      
  





 


 
 




most viewed right now
+76online now  45
Video inside Damnnn! That ass!......... Youtube Bikini Haul Try-ons appreciation
58 comments
19 hours ago
@thotsdimesetc
most viewed right now
+65online now  32
Image(s) inside Little boy sees his father without dreads for the first time
44 comments
21 hours ago
@wild'ish
most viewed right now
-105online now  29
She's built for S*x...Its all she has to offer
106 comments
23 hours ago
@thotsdimesetc
most viewed right now
+25online now  17
Image(s) inside Crooklyn 🍫🍑
10 comments
19 hours ago
@thotsdimesetc
back to top
register contact Follow BX @ Twitter Follow BX @ Facebook search BX privacy