Defense Intelligence Head Comments on Space Threats from China, Russia Written 8 November 2019

DIA Director Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on threats to national security, March 2019. | DIA

Space News reports that in remarks Thursday at the CyberSat 2019 conference, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Director Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley Jr. “said it’s not a matter of if, but when anti-satellite weapons developed by China and Russia take aim at U.S. spacecraft.” He added, “These capabilities exist now.” Ashley detailed Sino-Russian “capabilities...including surface-to-air missiles, lasers, electronic jammers, co-orbital maneuvering satellites and malware.” He also “insisted this is an issue that the space industry and the public at large cannot ignore.”
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