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Gen. John Hyten: US Must Prepare for Anti-Satellite Threats

Gen. John Hyten
Gen. John Hyten

The U.S. Air Force Space Command aims to develop new defensive and offensive methods to counter space warfare systems that could threaten U.S.’ military satellite operations, Defense Systems reported Friday.

George Leopold writes AFSPC Commander Gen. John Hyten said Russia and China have been developing counter-space technology such as microsatellites and laser weapons.

“We’re aggressively looking at our current capabilities and our future capabilities to figure out what we have to do to prepare for those threats,” Hyten told reporters last week.

Congress provided more than $32 million in additional funds for the Air Force’s space programs this fiscal year, according to Defense Systems.

Leopold said some analysts believe the military branch is working on laser-based technologies designed to blind an adversarial satellite.

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