US intelligence chief concerned over Russian, Chinese pursuit of anti-satellite weapons

February 14, 2018 9:15 am janes.com
US intelligence chief concerned over Russian, Chinese pursuit of anti-satellite weapons

US Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Dan Coats has expressed concern over what he described as the ongoing pursuit by Russia and China to develop anti-satellite weapons. “Both Russia and China continue to pursue anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons as a means to reduce US and allied military effectiveness,” said Coats on 13 February during a hearing of the US Senate Intelligence Committee, adding that these advanced weapons will probably reach initial…

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