Russia and China are developing and testing weapons that can be used from the ground against objects in space. This statement was made by the head of Strategic Command of the US Armed Forces, General John Hyten during a conference at the Presidential Library of Ronald Reagan in the State of California.
According to the General Hyten, we are talking about armaments, which “interfere with communications, and laser weapons.” “They developed these weapons to challenge the US and its allies in order to defy the existing balance of power, we can not allow this,” added General Hyten.
At the end of September, Russia and China presented an updated draft treaty at the BRICS summit on the prevention of the deployment of weapons in outer space and the use or threat of use of force against space objects. In addition, the leaders of the BRICS countries note the initiative to adopt a political commitment to not place the first weapons in space, the declaration said.