July 24, 2020

US accuses Russia of firing anti-satellite weapon in space

Washington (AFP) – The United States accused Russia on Thursday of test-firing an anti-satellite weapon in space, warning that the threat against Washington’s systems was “real, serious and increasing.”US Space Command “has evidence” that Moscow “conducted a non-destructive test of a space-based anti-satellite weapon” on July 15, it said in a statement.”Last week’s test is another example that the threats to US and Allied space systems are real, serious¬†and increasing,” the statement continued.”Clearly this is unacceptable,” tweeted US nuclear disarmament negotiator Marshall Billingslea, addin…

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