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China Is Rapidly Becoming A ‘Tremendous Threat’ In The Solar System – Says US Space Force Leader

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The vice chief of operations at the US Space Force warned that China is quickly expanding its space capabilities and may soon overpower the US. While Gen. David Thompson stated that the US is still the world leader in space operations, China is on track to surpass the country. A leader in the US Space Force said China is building satellites at twice the rate of the US.

On “Fox News Sunday”, Thompson told host Chris Wallace, “I don’t think it is a foregone conclusion they will be the leader in space at the end of the decade but they are on an incredible pace. China is already launching twice as many satellites into space as the US and this is a “tremendous threat.” He added, “Our capabilities are the best in the world of space but they are moving aggressively. They are moving quickly and we need to adapt our approach.”

Thompson told Wallace that China may have the potential to take out US sensors in the near future, but as of now, the country already has robots in space that can conduct attacks against US operations.

“They can conduct jamming attacks and laser dazzling attacks. They have a full suite of cyber capabilities,” Thompson added.

It is reported that China launched a hypersonic missile that Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, warned was “very concerning.” He described it as something similar to a ‘Sputnik moment.”

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