遺伝子. デビッド・トンプソンが出演 “フォックスニュースサンデー,” telling anchor Chris Wallace that while the U.S. です “まだ世界一” 新しいフロンティアで, 中国は “信じられないほどのペース,” confirming that it is launching twice as many satellites into space as the U.S.
“Our capabilities are the best in the world of space, but they’re moving aggressively,” トンプソンは言った. “They’re moving quickly and we need to adapt our approach.”
The general described just how the Chinese are threatening the U.S. from space.
“[The Chinese] have robots in space that conduct attacks,” トンプソンは言った. “They can conduct jamming attacks and laser dazzling attacks. They have a full suite of cyber capabilities.”
Thompson also said China conducted an anti-satellite test in 2007 similar to the Russians’ destructive test last month, which saw the Kremlin take out one of its own defunct satellites.
“Absolutely an incredible threat that we have to address now and in the future,” 彼は言った.
Space Force, the general said, was created to understand these threats and to design tactics and techniques to counter them.
“It’s our job in the Space Force to ensure, should they propose to attack us with something like a space robot or other things, we have countermeasures, we have tactics and we have means to employ to prevent that attack from being successful,” トンプソンは言った.
One method the Space Force is using to counter any potential space threats is to launch a swarm of lower-cost satellites each with lower individual capabilities that together equal the capabilities of earlier satellites that were individually expensive, sophisticated and were launched in smaller groups.
Thompson said the idea was to make it so there wasn’t “much value” in attempting to attack these satellites in space.
その間, Thompson said that the U.S. tries to facilitate talks with China and Russia on proper and safe conduct in space.
“There are conversations ongoing. They put forward proposals as well, so do we,” 彼は言った, adding that talks have not proceeded very far in the recent past.