Chinese space technology capable of jamming satellites is ‘on the march’, top Pentagon official says


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China is making sizeable, long-term investments in weapons designed to jam or destroy satellites as the country seeks to rapidly narrow the gap in space technology with the US, according to the top intelligence official for the Pentagon’s Indo-Pacific command. China is pushing to develop antisatellite weapons with capabilities from “dazzling to jamming, to kinetic kill-from-the-ground, from space – all that, they’re on the march,” Rear Admiral Michael Studeman said this week during an intelligence-security trade group’s webinar. Studeman’s comments mark the most current unclassified assessment of the counter-space capabilities of a nation that Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin repeatedly refers...