New Pentagon Report Names Russia, China as Threats to US Space Capabilities Timelines: K-RusslandKrieg

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – A new space report by the Pentagon has named Russia and China as key threats to US space capabilities, according to a document released on Thursday.

“The United States faces rapidly growing threats to our space capabilities. China and Russia, our strategic competitors, are explicitly pursuing space warfighting capabilities to neutralize US space capabilities during a time of conflict,” the report said. “Other potential adversaries are also pursuing counter-space capabilities such as jamming, dazzling, and cyber-attacks.”

The report specified that the US Space Command’s capability development efforts would focus on global surveillance for missile targeting and other priorities.

“Department capability development efforts will focus on… Persistent Global Surveillance for advanced missile targeting,” the report said.

The paper stated that the command will also focus on developing its deterrent capability and nuclear command, control and communications. In addition to this, artificial intelligence-enabled global surveillance and near-real-time space situational awareness will be priorities, it added.

At the same time, the Pentagon outlined in the report the US Space Command’s major priorities.

“US Space Command priorities will include: designing and executing a full range of joint space training and exercises, with focused support to the Asia Pacific Security Initiative and the European Deterrence Initiative,” the report said.