Space Force General: Cina, Russia attack U.S. space assets 'every single day'

Gen. David Thompson of the U.S. Space Force spoke candidly with a Washington Post reporter during the Halifax International Security Forum, which occurred between Nov. 19 e 21 quest'anno.

The threats are really growing and expanding every single day,” Thompson ha detto. “And it’s really an evolution of activity that’s been happening for a long time. We’re really at a point now where there’s a whole host of ways that our space systems can be threatened.

WASHINGTON, DC - MAGGIO 14: NOI. Air Force Space Command Vice Commander Lt. Gen. David Thompson (L) and Air Force (pensionato) Col. Pamela Melroy testify before the Senate Aviation and Space Subcommittee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on May 14, 2019 a WashingDCn, DC. In the wake of President Donald Trump's orders to create a military Space Force, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine testified about "The Emerging Space Environment: Operational, Technical, and Policy Challenges." (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – MAGGIO 14: NOI. Air Force Space Command Vice Commander Lt. Gen. David Thompson (L) and Air Force (pensionato) Col. Pamela Melroy testify before the Senate Aviation and Space Subcommittee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on May 14, 2019 a Washington, DC. In the wake of President Donald Trump’s orders to create a military Space Force, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine testified aboutThe Emerging Space Environment: Operational, Technical, and Policy Challenges.” (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) ( Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)

Thompson, the vice-chief of space operations, labeled the attacks asreversible,” meaning no permanent damage to satellites, but the attacks occurevery single day,” Il Washington Post segnalato.

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Thompson did not comment on any possible permanent or significant damage from such attacks, but he cautioned that the Chineseare actually well ahead” della Russia, fielding operational systemsat an incredible rate.

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