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The Chinese army is trying to dominate from space.

ChinaAccording to an Air Force report, space is developing a range of combat equipment, from anti-satellite missiles to cyber weapons, which will be used to control space and dominate the earth.

A report by the China Aerospace Studies Institute, part of the Air University, also alleges. China To spread space debris, mainly from the 2007 anti-satellite missile test. The ASAT test destroyed a seasonal satellite and left more than 3,400 dangerous floating space debris that would pose a threat to both satellites and manned spacecraft for years to come.

ChinaThe military has designated outer space as a battlefield – described as the “new commanding height of war.” China If future wars are to be won, they must be fought for and confiscated. “People’s Liberation Army (PLA) officers and analysts say that space is the ultimate high ground, and whoever controls space controls the earth.”

The PLA considers its military space system important for high-tech warfare for command and control, communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

“At the same time, Chinese military analysts see space as a significant threat that could weaken the enemy if access is denied,” the report said.

The report claims that the PLA intends to use outer space for a power project off its shores and will defeat opponents such as the US military in future battles. Its space combat weapons, dubbed counter-space weapons, include a wide range of systems, and the PLA has begun the transition from weapons testing to deployment.

Weapons include “Kinetic Kill Vehicles” launched on the ground. Other orbiting space weapons include robot killer satellites, guided energy weapons, electronic jammers and cyber warfare capabilities.

Since the 2007 ASAT test, ChinaThe report says that the space war program has become more capable through several tests.

“Together, the Chinese counter-space and counter-space activities represent a potential threat to the US military’s traditional advantage by threatening satellites from Earth.” [geosynchronous orbit]The report cites a 23,000-mile orbit used by strategic satellites.

This was stated by the US intelligence agencies. China “We have already launched ground-based ASAT missiles aimed at destroying satellites. [low-earth orbit] And the purpose of ground-based ASAT lasers may be to blind or damage sensitive optical sensors based on LEO satellites.

Four years ago, the cybersecurity firm Symantec revealed that attacks begin. China Targeted a satellite communications operator and a satellite imagery and mapping organization. According to the report, since the 2007 ASAT test, which destroyed one orbiting seasonal satellite, the PLA has conducted seven ASAT-related tests. The Chinese change their experiments in an effort to reduce space debris, often disguised as missile defense tests.

Co-orbital PLA space combat activities include the deployment of eight small satellites between 2010 and 2018 that demonstrate the ability to intercept or intercept orbiting orbiting satellites. Cyber ​​attacks related to PLA space warfare include the 2012 electronic strike against NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which gave Chinese hackers full active control over laboratory networks.

Three other space war-related cyber attacks in 2014, 2017 and 2018 targeted the National Maritime and Environmental Administration, Indian satellite communications, and satellite control over satellite operators, defense contractors and telecommunications companies.

An example of a PLA-directed energy strike came in 2006 when a ground-based laser hit an American orbiting satellite.

ChinaThe role of making the space more dense, competitive and competitive indicates long-term competition between the United States and China, in which China The use of space has become partly a world power.

On the space congestion, the report says. China The spacecraft is a major source of congestion and its 441 spacecraft represent less than 7% of the total satellite in orbit. China About 25% of all space debris is generated, mainly from 2007 tests.

Navy: Intel ships legally in the South China Sea.

Confronting the Chinese state media, a navy spokesman told Inner Ring that the US Navy’s intelligence gathering ship was operating legally and in international waters while on a mission in the South China Sea.

“USNS Mary Sears is a Pathfinder class survey vessel, primarily used to support homographic programs around the world, including conducting audio, biological, physical and geophysical surveys.” Navy Lieutenant Mark LangfordSeventh Fleet spokeswoman Mary Sears is conducting routine operations in accordance with international law.

Lieutenant Langford did not say whether Chinese military or maritime security aircraft had harassed the survey aircraft, as had happened with survey aircraft several times in the past.

Incidents of collisions between PLA naval and intelligence gathering ships included the USNS flaw in 2009 and 2013 when the ship was in international waters and Chinese ships harassed military and security ships. ۔ Incidents of other Navy survey ships occurred in 2001, 2002, 2009, including USNS Bowditch and USNS Victorious.

Such surveys are gathering submarine warfare intelligence for the Navy, including near the island of Hainan where there is a large Chinese submarine base and an underwater cave that uses Chinese green.

A source said that Chinese ships have praised Marie Sears during their survey and tried to force the Chinese ship to leave as territorial waters. Chinese state media have also condemned Marie Sears for conducting submarine-related warfare activities in the South China Sea since last month.

Mary Sears has been in the South China Sea since September 26 and operated near Hainan Island from October 1 to October 4 before approaching the Vietnamese coast. On October 10, the plane was approaching the disputed Spratly Islands. China It has built military bases on small islands and rocks.

The South China Sea is a shallow waterway that makes submarine operations difficult. The self-class attack submarine USS Connecticut was recently damaged when it was hit by what the Navy said was an indeterminate underwater object. No details have been released about the collision in Connecticut, but speculation ranges from dumped shipping containers to underwater drones.

Global Times, a new website affiliated with the Chinese Communist Party, says that the operation in the South China Sea by Marie Sears and Connecticut ChinaTheir threshold is a threat not only to the Chinese navy if a conflict breaks out, but also to normal, civilian activities in peacetime.

North Korea’s anti-ship ballistic missile?

Pictures released by North Korea this week show what looks like a new missile. ChinaThe DF-21D is a unique anti-ship ballistic missile capable of hitting long-range seaplanes. The photos were published online in North Korean state media on October 11 during a military exhibition called Self-Defense 2021.

Rick FisherA military affairs analyst said the show revealed a new missile that was very similar. ChinaK DF-21C and DF-21D missiles, with a range of about 1,100 miles.

The DF-21C is classified as a medium-range precision strike missile for use against ground targets. The DF-21D is known as its aircraft carrier, which requires extensive warhead accuracy, navigation and tracking to kill ships at sea.

North Korea’s new weapon-powered missile warheads have a similarity. China‘DF-21C precision strike missile and DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missile.’ “As it has a seemingly solid rocket booster, the North Korean missile will be mobile and could potentially carry out accurate strikes against South Korean and US targets at sea.”

North Koreans also showed off a version of a new hypersonic missile that bears a resemblance to it. ChinaDF-17 hypersonic glide vehicle.

The DF-17 is designed to fly at five times the speed of sound and moves to the edge of space to reach its target. The missile is said to be invincible for modern missile defense, which makes it a particularly powerful weapon.

Mr Fisher said the hypersonic glide vehicle was launched from North Korea’s Hwasong-8 liquid-fuel missile, which was tested on September 28.

“It [hypersonic glide vehicle] Bigger but shows a deeper resemblance. ChinaThe new DF-17 is also equipped with HGV warhead.

Contact Bill Gertz on Twitter at Bill Gertz.

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