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Britain and the United States have accused Russia of testing anti-satellite weapons

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Britain and the United States have accused Russia of testing anti-satellite weapons

The United States has once again accused Russia of testing an anti-satellite weapons... Following the United States, Britain was also concerned about testing space weapons.


US space command said it has evidence that Russia is testing space-based anti-satellite weapons. According to the US military, Moscow carried out the tests on July 15, with the claim that the "launch of the facility" was carried out alongside another Russian satellite.

Following the United States, Great Britain also expressed concern about this. According to the head of the British space program, Vice-Marshal Harvey Smith, Russia launched an object "with weapons characteristics", while no further explanations followed, other than accusations.

We are concerned about how Russia tested one of its satellites by firing a projectile from it. Actions of this kind threaten the peaceful uses of outer space due to the appearance of debris that pose a threat to satellites and space systems.

- wrote the vice marshal on Twitter, urging Russia to "work with the UK and other partners" for responsible behavior in space.

So what kind of space weapons is Russia accused of testing? Most likely, we are talking here about Russian satellites-inspectors, capable of maneuvering in outer space, approaching other space objects. These satellites can conduct external inspection of objects, refueling and repair of satellites, as well as influence the spacecraft of a potential enemy.

On July 15 this year, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced the successful tests of an inspector satellite, which was able to diagnose another Russian spacecraft and transmit data to Earth.

Apparently, the actions of the Russian apparatus worried the United States and Britain so much that Russia was accused of testing space weapons.

The United States has already repeatedly stated about the dangerous rapprochement of Russian satellites with American ones. Another Western accusation against Russia is the testing of an anti-satellite missile of the Nudol complex. According to the American space command, this rocket is capable of shooting down satellites in low earth orbit (160-2000 km).
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  1. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 24 July 2020 09: 13
    15
    Something they were late ... we HAVE an anti-satellite since the times of the USSR ... and it is simply constantly improving ... and then the op "British scientists" woke up)))
    1. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
      Andrei from Chelyabinsk 24 July 2020 09: 15
      -11 qualifying.
      Quote: silberwolf88
      anti-satellite we have since the times of the USSR

      Where and what exactly?
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 24 July 2020 09: 32
        10
        US space command said it has evidence that Russia is testing space-based anti-satellite weapons. According to the US military, Moscow carried out the tests on July 15, with the claim that the "launch of the facility" was carried out alongside another Russian satellite.

        Following the United States, Great Britain also expressed concern about this. According to the head of the British space program, Vice-Marshal Harvey Smith, Russia has launched an object "with weapons characteristics", while no further explanations followed, except for accusations.


        For "highly likely", and so it will do yes Just in addition, they will say that an AK barrel is clearly sticking out of the "object" repeat
        1. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
          Andrei from Chelyabinsk 24 July 2020 09: 46
          10
          This is not the point. The Americans have anti-satellite weapons, and I see no reason why we should not have such weapons. But, as far as I remember, in the USSR the program of satellites-killers was stopped, and the anti-satellite missiles were not completed, that is, the Russian Federation did not have anti-satellite weapons before, which is very bad. And I will be extremely glad to know that it has appeared.
          1. Vladimir16
            Vladimir16 24 July 2020 09: 53
            11
            There is no ban on anti-satellite weapons.
            The tests did not lead to the destruction of the satellites.
            There is no contamination of the near-earth space as a result of these tests.

            Even greenpeace has nothing to say.
            1. military_cat
              military_cat 24 July 2020 11: 43
              +3
              Everybody says the usual phrases. US shot down satellite with Aegis - Foreign Ministry issued a note. We tested an anti-satellite - the State Department issued a note. Officials just have such a job (no matter how much we want to believe that the Pentagon is already in a panic)
            2. Private-K
              Private-K 24 July 2020 13: 41
              0
              IF THERE IS NOTHING TO SAY, THERE WILL BE Shout.
          2. figwam
            figwam 24 July 2020 10: 24
            +5
            Quote: Andrey from Chelyabinsk
            This is not the point. Americans have anti-satellite weapons

            Of course there is, the X-37 does not fly into space to count the stars.
            1. military_cat
              military_cat 24 July 2020 11: 45
              +2
              Why speculate about the purpose of the X-37 when Aegis was already shooting down the satellite quite openly?
              1. figwam
                figwam 24 July 2020 12: 35
                0
                Quote: military_cat
                Why speculate about the purpose of the X-37 when Aegis was already shooting down the satellite quite openly?

                Still, there is a difference, anti-space and space weapons, in this case we are talking about the second, namely, the withdrawal of weapons into space.
                Following the United States, Britain was also concerned about testing space weapons.
          3. Cyril G ...
            Cyril G ... 24 July 2020 11: 18
            +3
            They work for sure. Here!

            1. hydrox
              hydrox 25 July 2020 09: 29
              +1
              But how beautiful ... and infinitely dangerous!
          4. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh 24 July 2020 12: 12
            +1
            "And I will be extremely happy to know that it has appeared." ///

            Appeared. The S-500 was created for this - to shoot down satellites.
            1. novel66
              novel66 24 July 2020 12: 26
              0
              airborne would be more interesting
          5. hydrox
            hydrox 25 July 2020 09: 26
            +1
            "Higher and higher and higher
            We strive for the flight of our birds! "
            What is not forbidden, That is allowed!
            There were no complaints from the Indians, Papuans and the Mumbo-Jumbo tribe, for some reason a strong bleating came from the sheep herds, but we did not approach them at a distance of less than 600 km, but as soon as two Newbie cylinders got there, so we talk about it we have no idea.
            Hiley like! (Untranslatable pun in Russian folk language)
      2. pipetro
        pipetro 24 July 2020 11: 58
        0
        Quote: Andrey from Chelyabinsk
        Quote: silberwolf88
        anti-satellite we have since the times of the USSR

        Where and what exactly?

        You are in min. defense, direct this question, since you are so interested hi
      3. To be or not to be
        To be or not to be 24 July 2020 12: 08
        0
        Even the laser was in the Crimea-combat

        about work in the USSR on a laser ..http: //xn--80akfo2a.xn--p1ai/2020/01/23/15532/
        https://www.politnavigator.net/krymskijj-boevojj-lazer-raskonserviruyut-dlya-novogo-protivostoyaniya-s-ssha.html
        and again the hunchback shit
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 24 July 2020 09: 32
      +1
      Quote: silberwolf88
      Something they were late ... we HAVE an anti-satellite since the times of the USSR ... and it is simply constantly improving ... and then the op "British scientists" woke up

      Well, at least once Britain and the United States admitted that they did not have something.
    3. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 24 July 2020 10: 16
      +1
      Quote: silberwolf88
      and then op "British scientists" woke up)))

      The dogs are over lol
  2. NDR-791
    NDR-791 24 July 2020 09: 15
    +6
    Vice Marshal on Twitter, urging Russia to "work with the UK and other partners" for responsible behavior in space.
    Now, just iron the laces and rush. Afraid, afraid silently !!! You see, they are concerned about the debris.
  3. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
    Andrei from Chelyabinsk 24 July 2020 09: 16
    +7
    What's the problem? "What is allowed to Jupiter, the bull is not allowed" or what?
    1. NDR-791
      NDR-791 24 July 2020 09: 20
      +4
      And then !!! They are "great"! Hail on a hill, where to go !!!
    2. Cyril G ...
      Cyril G ... 24 July 2020 11: 20
      +1
      That's what we are talking about, because the so-called partners in the political process do not burn sourly .... This is not what they obviously wanted.
  4. Skai
    Skai 24 July 2020 09: 17
    +5
    British scientists, along the way, have Estonian roots. Anyway, the British will have the same types from Russia to blame that the Skripals were poisoned soldier
  5. Skai
    Skai 24 July 2020 09: 21
    +5
    Ours would not have fired at least - "satellite inspector", found what to call. Would be called "companion-friend of another satellite" or "companion-drinking companion", not a single English-speaking brake would get to the bottom.
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 24 July 2020 09: 36
      +3
      Quote: SkАй
      Would be called "companion-friend of another satellite" or "companion-drinking companion", not a single English-speaking brake would get to the bottom.

      Well then, to name it without any hints - "Product for the production of scrap metal in space."
      1. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin 24 July 2020 10: 20
        0
        Quote: tihonmarine
        Quote: SkАй
        Would be called "companion-friend of another satellite" or "companion-drinking companion", not a single English-speaking brake would get to the bottom.

        Well then, to name it without any hints - "Product for the production of scrap metal in space."

        Well then, not by product, but by dismantling lol
      2. Charik
        Charik 24 July 2020 12: 37
        0
        then you need to run the collector too
    2. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 24 July 2020 10: 19
      -1
      Quote: SkАй
      Ours would not have fired at least - "satellite inspector", found what to call. Would be called "companion-friend of another satellite" or "companion-drinking companion", not a single English-speaking brake would get to the bottom.

      Satellite "Cavalier for one waltz tour" lol
    3. Pravodel
      Pravodel 24 July 2020 11: 09
      +2
      It would be better if the name would fit: a satellite-democrat, perfectly coping with democratization ... In case of an incorrect translation, mattresses should have an inscription: an irreplaceable assistant in democratization, he can democratize everyone, everywhere ...
    4. ydjin
      ydjin 24 July 2020 11: 52
      0
      "Skai
      Today, 09: 21
      +3
      Ours would not have fired at least - "satellite inspector", found what to call. Would be called "companion-friend of another satellite" or "companion-drinking companion", not a single English-speaking brake would get to the bottom. "
      Name the satellite a space debris utilizer!
  6. Grazdanin
    Grazdanin 24 July 2020 09: 26
    -3
    Well, it looks like SDI 2 has started.
  7. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 24 July 2020 09: 26
    +3
    Petrov and Bashirov in space ... fly in orbits and zip as an overdue "newcomer" to British satellites, which is why they start having "glitches" ... tongue and if we actually have such a weapon, then we just have to rejoice - All amerovskoe weapons, except for rifles, are tied to satellites (navigation, communications, target designation). How good it is to know that the enemy may at one moment begin to remember the purpose of the artillery compass, paper maps and normal artillery sighting ... good
    1. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 24 July 2020 10: 21
      +1
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      but if we actually have such a weapon, then we just need to rejoice -

      "Cartoons" fsё is laughing
  8. wer.boi
    wer.boi 24 July 2020 09: 30
    -7
    They got worried early, Nudol is not yet in service, the satellite inspector can only be considered an anti-satellite weapon with a stretch.
    1. Nastia makarova
      Nastia makarova 24 July 2020 10: 50
      +2
      it will not be officially in service)))) but not officially it is if that
      1. military_cat
        military_cat 24 July 2020 12: 08
        0
        What is the point of putting "Nudol" into service unofficially?
        1. Nastia makarova
          Nastia makarova 24 July 2020 12: 20
          +1
          because the Americans and others will officially yell at once that we are arming ourselves in space and that we are violating various agreements, and so by default in them. we and china have anti-satellite missiles
          1. military_cat
            military_cat 24 July 2020 12: 52
            +1
            Anti-satellite missiles are not prohibited or restricted by any agreements. The Americans have had such missiles for a long time, they have been tested and are in service officially and legally (SM-3). What violations can we talk about?
            1. Nastia makarova
              Nastia makarova 24 July 2020 13: 30
              -1
              however, the Americans constantly squeal even when a simple test of this missile
              1. military_cat
                military_cat 24 July 2020 13: 44
                0
                They squealed about the Vanguard in the same way, but the Vanguard was openly and officially put on alert. Why is it done differently with Nudol?
                1. Nastia makarova
                  Nastia makarova 24 July 2020 14: 05
                  -1
                  I do not know why
              2. Cyril G ...
                Cyril G ... 24 July 2020 20: 14
                0
                They constantly squeal, for any reason and for no reason, why is it not clear, it's time to get used to it and not pay attention.
  9. prior
    prior 24 July 2020 09: 43
    +5
    Russian satellites-inspectors will simply catch American satellites-hooligans and put them in a corner ...
    Why yell then?
  10. bar
    bar 24 July 2020 09: 46
    +1
    US Space Command said it has evidence that Russia is testing space-based anti-satellite weapons.

    So what? And what should the Reagan missile defense system do? Will the newly created US Space Command limit itself exclusively to observations? And have striped "inspectors" never launched any satellites? They have not raised a howl about the S-500 yet.
    1. Cyril G ...
      Cyril G ... 25 July 2020 08: 45
      0
      The American destroyers from Aegis, albeit not all, completely solve the problem of hitting targets in space, that is, the United States actually has anti-satellite weapons.
      And the current hysteria is different - for some reason they sincerely believe that what is allowed to them is not allowed to us. Here is such a dislocation in the brain.
  11. Dimy4
    Dimy4 24 July 2020 09: 50
    +1
    Money is kicked out for their defense.
  12. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 24 July 2020 09: 59
    0
    But what about July that is. Only good news. With "congratulations" the partners were late. Better late than never. So we are doing everything right in space.
  13. rocket757
    rocket757 24 July 2020 10: 11
    +2
    ... We are concerned about ........
    - wrote the vice marshal on Twitter

    This is EVERYTHING the Yankee statement is cool!
    Okay, it's time for them to show concern!
  14. vavilon
    vavilon 24 July 2020 10: 22
    +1
    Now I understand why there are a lot of psychiatrists in the west,
    because they very often worry about any reason and cannot sleep at night and then work calmly like in the 90s
    when nothing flew or traveled with us
  15. sav
    sav 24 July 2020 10: 29
    14
    The United States and China also fired at satellites. And the others did not come out in height?
  16. An64
    An64 24 July 2020 11: 05
    0
    If what the Anglo-Saxons say is true, then this is a great achievement of our country! Only in the USSR could shoot from a satellite at a satellite. All the rest - the United States and China - fired at satellites from Earth.
    Therefore, if ours managed to master this technology and conduct successful tests - my congratulations to them !!!
  17. Operator
    Operator 24 July 2020 11: 13
    -1
    Why do you need to refer to the little ones from the UK?
  18. Vladimir_6
    Vladimir_6 24 July 2020 11: 37
    0
    Just the day before, we got busy with nuclear-powered missiles
    The United States calls on Russia to stop developing the latest nuclear-powered missiles. This was stated by the US President's Special Envoy for Arms Control Marshall Billingsley.

    And already new concerns
    The United States has once again accused Russia of testing anti-satellite weapons. Following the United States, Britain was also concerned about testing space weapons.

    We are concerned about how Russia tested one of its satellites by firing a projectile from it. Actions of this kind threaten the peaceful uses of outer space due to the appearance of debris that pose a threat to satellites and space systems.

    - wrote the Vice Marshal on Twitter, urging Russia to "cooperate with the UK and other PARTNERS"

    So, if you really are PARTNERS, you should have congratulated the Russian PARTNERS on their success.
    After all, declared
    On July 15 this year, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced a SUCCESSFUL testing of an inspector satellite, which was able to diagnose another Russian spacecraft and transmit data to Earth.
  19. pipetro
    pipetro 24 July 2020 11: 53
    0
    I didn’t understand exactly why they were “accused”. They are usually accused of something illegal or forbidden. What is illegal in such a weapon?
    1. SVD68
      SVD68 24 July 2020 12: 37
      0
      Maybe they react not to the fact that it is anti-satellite, but to the fact that it is located in space.
  20. ydjin
    ydjin 24 July 2020 11: 55
    0
    Quote: Mountain Shooter
    Petrov and Bashirov in space ... fly in orbits and zip as an overdue "newcomer" to British satellites, which is why they start having "glitches" ... tongue and if we actually have such a weapon, then we just have to rejoice - All amerovskoe weapons, except for rifles, are tied to satellites (navigation, communications, target designation). How good it is to know that the enemy may at one moment begin to remember the purpose of the artillery compass, paper maps and normal artillery sighting ... good

    Let them walk on the compass! laughing
  21. orionvitt
    orionvitt 24 July 2020 11: 58
    0
    Britain and the United States have accused Russia of testing anti-satellite weapons
    Well, so what? Experienced and normal. The treaty was only on the prohibition of the deployment of nuclear weapons in outer space, and that was all. About how the Anglo-Saxons bake, the soul rejoices. They themselves, I suppose, have forgotten about their notorious SDI program. Which, incidentally, provided for the launch into space of "nuclear-pumped lasers", in other words, nuclear bombs.
  22. iouris
    iouris 24 July 2020 12: 32
    0
    Intervened?
    Yes, we did and will continue to do so.
    Have you experienced it?
    We have tested, we are testing and we will be testing. The Mother of Kuzma - II Plus + Plus Challenge Agenda ...
    (Eh, if only I was chosen as a director for a couple of years)
  23. APASUS
    APASUS 24 July 2020 12: 42
    -1
    Another attempt by the Americans to prepare public opinion for the US to withdraw from the next treaty!
    After all, the Russians are monsters, so it is impossible to negotiate with them. And the fact that this is another portion of "highly likely", everything is on the drum. The Americans began to act according to the principle: Winners are not judged!
    1. iouris
      iouris 24 July 2020 22: 09
      0
      Quote: APASUS
      After all, the Russians are monsters, so you can't negotiate with them

      They do not negotiate or negotiate with their colonies.
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 25 July 2020 10: 26
        +1
        Quote: iouris
        Do not negotiate or negotiate with their colonies

        My dear, this is when Russia became a US colony, tell me? They confused it with the Baltic states, but what they do not agree is for sure. They do not need a contract, but submission. The fact that the Americans bought a dozen officials and scared the oligarchs does not at all say that we are a colony of Americans .......... do not substitute concepts
  24. Prisoner
    Prisoner 24 July 2020 16: 57
    +1
    Can I send them sedatives along the carriage as humanitarian aid? what Why are they all so restless?
  25. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 24 July 2020 17: 02
    0
    Well, a badly nailed and not very necessary detail fell off from the military satellite.

    Why immediately hide under the table and shout to the whole world.

    You have to be more restrained, guys laughing
  26. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 24 July 2020 17: 04
    +1
    They have not yet reached the Big Bang with accusations and suspicions.

    They gave the Russians two universes. They broke one, lost the second. This is how the big bang and parallel universes theories appeared. laughing
  27. Arthur 85
    Arthur 85 24 July 2020 20: 46
    0
    Please put on a good song by the Leningrad group about a snake and a turtle to the USA and Britain!
  28. Maximilian37
    Maximilian37 25 July 2020 01: 25
    0
    so it's good, the more they shout, the better we know which way to go.)
  29. Alexander X
    Alexander X 25 July 2020 13: 41
    0
    We want and test our weapons. After all, in each barrel there are sky plugs ...
  30. 7 poplar
    7 poplar 25 July 2020 23: 33
    0
    and so that they could not sleep peacefully, but thought!