China calls Pentagon report on space security unfounded

China claimed it successfully landed a robotic spacecraft on the far side of the moon last month the first ever such landing

"Both countries have developed robust and capable space services, and these capabilities provide their militaries with the ability to command and control their forces worldwide, and with enhanced situational awareness enabling them to monitor, track and target US and allied forces", a senior DIA official said, speaking to reporters on background.

"China likely will field a ground-based laser weapon that can counter low-orbit space-based sensors by 2020, and by the mid-to-late 2020s, it may field higher-power systems that extend the threat to the structures of non-optical satellites", the report claims. 'This weapon system is likely to be operational within the next several years, ' the report adds.

The increase in orbiting garbage has spurred the development of space debris removal technology - but the agency warns that such technology is "dual-use because it could be used to damage another satellite".

USA defense and intelligence officials say neither China nor Russian Federation has surpassed the U.S.in space capabilities, but that they are investing broadly to try to best the American military, and that they are now integrating weapons that could attack in space into their conventional units.

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"The use of space has greatly expanded USA military ability to project power globally", a US defense intelligence official said, adding they can do so with fewer troops deployed and therefore less risk to American service members.

Iran and North Korea have also demonstrated jamming capabilities in space, the agency said. It has communications satellites that provide internet and mobile services, reconnaissance satellites that enable signals intelligence and provide information on enemy force positions, as well as space-based sensors that alert the United States to missile launches, and position, navigation, and timing satellites that provide Global Positioning System to the military and to most Americans. The treaty has been ratified by more than 100 countries including the United States, Russia, China, and North Korea. Other weapons are not banned, as noted in the treaty and the later 1979 SALT II Treaty. The report also includes a section on orbital debris as a significant concern and potential disruptor to future space operations. The document sought to maintain outer space free of weapons and open for peaceful research by all states without exception. "China and Russian Federation, in particular have taken steps to challenge the United States".

The Trump administration is actively considering placing advanced sensors in space as part of its recent Missile Defence Review, which was unveiled last month.

In January, the USA issued a new National Intelligence Strategy, which warned of growing competition in space. On his first full day on the job in January, acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan told senior leaders at the Pentagon to 'remember China, China, China.' One area of relative cooperation so far has been in space exploration.

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