In the near future, the Pentagon will announce and demonstrate a secret space weapon, informs Breaking Defense, citing our own sources. Experts interviewed by the American publication said that in this way the United States will show Russia and China its new anti-satellite development.
The publication claimed that the presentation of the weapon was originally planned to be held at the National Space Symposium event, scheduled for August. The publication writes that preparations for declassification have been carried out over the past months, but the situation around the withdrawal of the American military from Afghanistan has probably changed plans. According to Breaking Defense, only senior US government officials have access to information on the classified weapons.
The publication writes that the secret system provides access to disable or destroy a satellite or spacecraft. The publication claims that the United States planned to conduct a real demonstration of the operation of this weapon.
Breaking Defense, citing expert opinions, admits that the unnamed system could use, for example, a mobile ground laser, an electronic jammer or a microwave cannon. Sources of the publication doubt that any version of the kinetic interceptor will be the secret weapon.
The publication notes that an active supporter of the development and declassification of an anti-satellite system, which acts as a deterrent to Russia and China, is the deputy chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the US Armed Forces, General John Hayten.
In August, the military said that, looking at the weapons available to the United States, their opponents should, speaking of a possible attack on the country, say to themselves: “Not today.” According to him, the Pentagon exists to protect the American people. “We are defending this country by holding back conflicts,” the military said.