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U.S. was not blindsided by Russia’s anti-satellite test, say officials


U.S. was not blindsided by Russia’s anti-satellite test, say officials The U.S. military for years has watched Russia’s attempts to demonstrate it could destroy a satellite with a ground-based weapon, so the Nov. 15 missile test that blew up a satellite in orbit did not come as a complete shock, officials said Dec. 4 at the Reagan National Defense Forum. “These advances in capabilities are concerning, they are not a surprise,” Gen. David Thompson, vice chief of space operations of U.S. Space Force, said during a panel discussion at the forum held at the Ronald Reagan presidential library in Simi Valley, California.    More



(Source: SpaceNews - Dec 7)

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