The British defense Secretary Ben Wallace said Saturday that his country will expand its capabilities to address threats emanating from Russia and China in space, in the government’s revised foreign policy, security policy and defence. About this Wallace wrote in the newspaper The Sunday Telegraph, Reuters reports.
“This week we have been reminded of the threat that Russia poses to our national security, a provocative test such weapons projectile from the satellite, which threatens the peaceful uses of outer space,” said Wallace.
He noted that China is developing offensive space weapons. With this behavior the two countries linked the importance of the revision policy, which currently holds the UK government, the Minister added.
On Thursday, Britain said it was concerned about the testing of the Russian satellite, which included the firing of “weapon characteristics”.
According to BBC, a recent test of a new Russian satellite took place on July 15. Then the Russian defense Ministry said about checking the health of the latest small satellite inspector, with which close-range was examined by another Russian unit.
According to the Ministry, the satellite inspector gathered valuable information about the technical condition of the spacecraft.
In turn, the space command, the U.S. reported that on July 15 from the satellite “Cosmos-2543” separated other object designated in the catalog number 45915. According to the command, there is evidence that Russia has tested an anti-satellite space weapons.