Russia, China catching up to U.S. in space weaponry, new report finds


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WASHINGTON — The Secure World Foundation on April 2 released its annual report, “Global Counterspace Capabilities: An Open Source Assessment,” that sheds light on the growing space arms race between the United States, Russia and China. The report, compiled from publicly available information, details the counterspace capabilities — essentially space weapons — being developed by a dozen countries. Notably, it finds that Russia and China are rapidly catching up to the United States in key areas like electronic warfare and space domain awareness. Both Russia and China have made significant strides in developing space-based electronic warfare tools that can disrupt...