At the Pentagon, the Russian anti-satellite missile was recognized as a "threat to the United States"

At the Pentagon, the Russian anti-satellite missile was recognized as a "threat to the United States"

Russia continues to test anti-satellite weapons, the next launch of a satellite interception rocket with direct launch into orbit was carried out on April 15, 2020, which represents a challenge to US interests in near-Earth space. This was stated by the head of the US Space Command, General John Raymond.


The Russian test of DA-ASAT (direct interception anti-satellite missile) shows another example that threats to US and allied space systems are real, serious and growing.

- said the general, adding that this missile system is capable of destroying American satellites in low orbit.

Raymond emphasized that the U.S. Space Forces closely followed the tests of the Russian rocket, and were fully prepared to deter aggression in space, as well as protect the interests of the United States and its allies in near-Earth space.

The general accused Russia of non-compliance with space arms control and continued arms development as part of anti-satellite programs.

This test is yet another proof of Russia's hypocritical attitude towards space arms control proposals that were made to limit US capabilities, and (Russia) clearly had no intentions to stop its own anti-satellite programs

- he said.

Moscow has repeatedly declared the threat of the militarization of outer space, and Washington’s statements about Russia’s alleged placement of weapons in outer space have been called an attempt by the United States to avert suspicions. Earlier, the Russian Foreign Ministry said that the United States would be the first country to formally place weapons in Earth orbit.
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  1. Viktor Sergeev April 16 2020 09: 00 New
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    Who would quack about violating any international standards.
    1. Starover_Z April 16 2020 09: 11 New
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      The general accused Russia of non-compliance with space arms control and continued arms development as part of anti-satellite programs.

      Well, yes, as soon as Russia has something worthwhile within the framework of defense, so immediately we are militarists! But this is a rocket, if it will shoot down, then only a dangerous spacecraft that has arrived literally "on my head". She will not fly in orbit like the X-37 for several months and wait for the team!
      And why does the X-37 fly, what is the purpose of its flights, can they enlighten and show what it has on board ?!
  2. SeregaBoss April 16 2020 09: 10 New
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    The most democratic companions are at stake. An urgent need to allocate money to the Pentagon.
  3. Chingachguk April 16 2020 09: 15 New
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    When the United States puts out an advertisement for Marlboro cigarettes to the moon, below the packet, in small letters, it will already be written in Russian - the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation warns ....... SMOKING IS DANGEROUS FOR YOUR HEALTH!
    1. Lipchanin April 16 2020 10: 19 New
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      Quote: Chingachguk
      When the United States puts out an advertisement for Marlboro cigarettes to the moon, below the packet, in small letters, it will already be written in Russian - the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation warns ....... SMOKING IS DANGEROUS FOR YOUR HEALTH!

      Already have on Mars yes
      1. Chingachguk April 16 2020 11: 14 New
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        Greetings !!! good
        1. Lipchanin April 16 2020 11: 15 New
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          Quote: Chingachguk
          Greetings !!! good

          Hey Ya hi
    2. Pete mitchell April 16 2020 12: 14 New
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      MO
      Quote: Chingachguk
      RF WARNING ....... SMOKING IS DANGEROUS FOR YOUR HEALTH!
  4. Cottodraton April 16 2020 09: 17 New
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    The United States should recognize that the world is not their property, and others may also have their own interests, which will not always coincide with them.
    The behavior of the hegemon is the totalitarian fascism of a planetary scale.
    1. Lipchanin April 16 2020 10: 20 New
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      Quote: Cottodraton
      The behavior of the hegemon is the totalitarian fascism of a planetary scale.

      Yes, and interplanetary. Trampushka already "privatized" the moon
  5. Doccor18 April 16 2020 09: 17 New
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    Anti-satellite, electronic warfare and
    anti-aircraft missile systems constitute a trio, the development of which in the present and future will determine the state’s readiness for high-tech conflicts.
    Only crazy people can stop the development of such systems.
  6. APASUS April 16 2020 09: 20 New
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    A threat to the United States immediately declares any weapon appearing in Russia, but the answer is interesting, not the reaction to the appearance of weapons.
    The American response usually consists in being proactive, regardless of treaties, international agreements and restrictions.
    1. Lipchanin April 16 2020 10: 21 New
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      Quote: APASUS
      regardless of contracts, international agreements and restrictions.

      On which they always put a bolt with a left-hand thread
      1. APASUS April 16 2020 16: 26 New
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        Quote: Lipchanin

        On which they always put a bolt with a left-hand thread

        Say, not always. Only since Gorbachev tried to lick the West
  7. venik April 16 2020 09: 20 New
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    "....The general accused Russia of non-compliance with space arms control and continued arms development as part of anti-satellite programs. ..... "
    ======
    Those. To develop systems for deploying weapons in outer space (naturally to “fight the Russian threat”) is GOOD, and to develop systems for combating such weapons is BAD?
    Still, the logic that is funny with the Yankees is twisted “upside down”! That's really NAGLETS !!! am
  8. Operator April 16 2020 09: 42 New
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    What does the Russian ground-based anti-satellite system and the planned deployment of American weapons in outer space have to do with it? bully
  9. knn54 April 16 2020 09: 49 New
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    At the Yankees, EVERYTHING boils down to "" A challenge to our interests, economics, and values. "
    It is necessary to emphasize / leave. For rivalry is NOT ALLOWED, IT CONTRADICTS to "democracy".
    1. g1washntwn April 16 2020 09: 52 New
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      Rogues demand to ban all means of self-defense ... they prevent them from robbing.
  10. sanik2020 April 16 2020 09: 55 New
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    US space forces closely monitored the tests of the Russian rocket, and are fully prepared to deter aggression in space, as well as protect the interests of the United States and its allies in near-Earth space.

    Is this a threat if they are fully prepared to repulse it? And then they will soon be afraid to go out before the wind.
    1. novel66 April 16 2020 10: 07 New
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      I wonder how they will hold back our missile defense over our territory ???
      1. Lipchanin April 16 2020 10: 24 New
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        Quote: novel xnumx
        I wonder how they will hold back our missile defense over our territory ???

        How how. The Senate will take and ban.
        And the prohibition sign will sign and at the same time introduce new sanctions
        Roman hi
        1. novel66 April 16 2020 10: 25 New
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          Serena! hi But how will this affect the combat readiness of missiles?
          1. Lipchanin April 16 2020 10: 27 New
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            Quote: novel xnumx
            But how will this affect the combat readiness of missiles?

            Not important. The main thing to ban and impose sanctions
            1. novel66 April 16 2020 10: 28 New
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              our concern is their sanction !!!
              1. Lipchanin April 16 2020 10: 30 New
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                Quote: novel xnumx
                our concern is their sanction !!!

                "And Vaska listens and eats" laughing
                Let them rattle on
                1. novel66 April 16 2020 10: 32 New
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                  but they still have to do, they have already reported on the victory over the coronovirus
                  1. Lipchanin April 16 2020 10: 45 New
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                    I have repeatedly quoted M. Twain.
  11. JonnyT April 16 2020 10: 06 New
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    Judging by the hysteria, the American general said that the nudol tests were successful. Well flew!
    1. Lipchanin April 16 2020 10: 25 New
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      Quote: JonnyT
      Well flew!

      And most likely I got where I needed to good
  12. Ros 56 April 16 2020 10: 23 New
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    As long as the stripes sit flat on their ass and do not jerk, there is no threat to them. And if you are overexcited, then who did not hide, we are not to blame. Something like this.
  13. rotmistr60 April 16 2020 11: 09 New
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    threats to the space systems of the United States and its allies are real, serious and growing ... the system is capable of destroying American satellites in low orbit.
    Trump has already given the command to privatize the moon, and there you hide. Naturally, the Americans would like to be the most, the most in Earth’s orbit, and from there to threaten with a “finger”, but not all the carnival of the cat.
  14. Jack O'Neill April 16 2020 11: 44 New
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    - said the general, adding that this missile system is capable of destroying American satellites in low orbit

    So they would confirm by deed, they would bring down some kind of satellite, which will soon be decommissioned.
    And to put into orbit does not mean to bring down. So far, Americans and Chinese have been able to bring down satellites.


    The general accused Russia of non-compliance with space arms control and continued arms development as part of anti-satellite programs.

    Yes, here you can laugh for a long time, given the fact that the Americans are doing the same thing. Funny.)
  15. Old26 April 16 2020 11: 54 New
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    Quote: JonnyT
    Judging by the hysteria, the American general said that the nudol tests were successful. Well flew!

    Yes, the tests are successful. Of the 8 trials, 7 were successful, including 3 with standard PU
    1. Peter is not the first April 16 2020 12: 47 New
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      We learn about the successes of testing our defense technologies and weapons only from the concerns of the most "peaceful" power.
      But by the way, until our “Nudol” reached the last Idzhis in terms of interception height, they have 1000 km less than 1500 km, so there is room for development. Especially that it is necessary to destroy satellites not only in low orbits, but also to reach high ones.
      1. Voyager April 16 2020 14: 17 New
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        By the way, the American statement states that the system we tested can destroy satellites that are in low Earth orbit - 160–2000 km above the planet’s surface.
  16. Old26 April 16 2020 13: 54 New
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    Quote: Peter is not the first
    We learn about the successes of testing our defense technologies and weapons only from the concerns of the most "peaceful" power.
    But by the way, until our “Nudol” reached the last Idzhis in terms of interception height, they have 1000 km less than 1500 km, so there is room for development. Especially that it is necessary to destroy satellites not only in low orbits, but also to reach high ones.

    And we almost always learned especially about our successes and achievements in the military field during the time of the Union. True, without the "concern" of our opponent. It is now customary to speak of concern
    “Nudol” did not reach the latest “Standards” (not “Ajis”) not only in terms of reach, but also in terms of mass and dimensions.
    No one in the world can reach high orbits