중국의 우주 작전은 '믿을 수 없는 위협',' 미국은 적응해야 한다, 우주군 ​​장군은 말한다.

Gen. 데이빗 톰슨 출연 “폭스 뉴스 일요일,” telling anchor 크리스 월리스 that while the U.S. 이다 “여전히 세계 최고” 새로운 국경에서, 중국은 “놀라운 속도,” confirming that it is launching twice as many satellites into space as the U.S.

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Our capabilities are the best in the world of space, but they’re moving aggressively,” 톰슨이 말했다. “They’re moving quickly and we need to adapt our approach.

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, the crewed spaceship Shenzhou-13, atop a Long March-2F carrier rocket, is launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gobi Desert, 10 월. 16, 2021.

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, the crewed spaceship Shenzhou-13, atop a Long March-2F carrier rocket, is launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China’s Gobi Desert, 10 월. 16, 2021. (Li Gang/Xinhua via AP)

The general described just how the Chinese are threatening the U.S. from space.

“[중국인] have robots in space that conduct attacks,” 톰슨이 말했다. “They can conduct jamming attacks and laser dazzling attacks. They have a full suite of cyber capabilities.

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Thompson also said China conducted an anti-satellite test in 2007 similar to the Russiansdestructive 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,” 그는 말했다.

스페이스 포스, 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,” 톰슨이 말했다.

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.

우리. Air Force Space Command Vice Commander Lt. Gen. 데이비드 톰슨 (엘) and Air Force (은퇴 한) 안부. Pamela Melroy testify before the Senate Aviation and Space Subcommittee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on May 14, 2019 워싱턴, D.C.

우리. Air Force Space Command Vice Commander Lt. Gen. 데이비드 톰슨 (엘) and Air Force (은퇴 한) 안부. Pamela Melroy testify before the Senate Aviation and Space Subcommittee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on May 14, 2019 워싱턴, D.C. (칩 Somodevilla / 게티 이미지)

Thompson said the idea was to make it so there wasn’tmuch valuein attempting to attack these satellites in space.

그 동안에, 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,” 그는 말했다, adding that talks have not proceeded very far in the recent past.

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