The United States remains the undisputed dominant power in space, but Russia and China are aggressively seeking to challenge the country’s superiority with space programmes of their own.James Clapper, the US director of national intelligence, stressed his concerns as he accused Russia and China of “developing capabilities” to take out American satellites.
He said China in particular, had demonstrated the “need to interfere with, damage, and destroy” US satellites, referring to a series of Chinese anti-satellite missile tests that began in 2007. Continue reading
China is developing two types of anti-satellite missile to challenge the US dominance of space, Bill Gertz, a military analyst and senior editor of the Washington Free Beacon, wrote on March 25. Continue reading
One has to wonder with the portion (90%-plus) of rare earths they control throughout the world, if they’re able to produce thousands of advanced planes, nuclear weapon equipped submarines and such and store them for a future purpose in the vast ‘Great Underground Wall of China” tunnel network that is thousands of square miles large. As indicated here, Xi Jinping has stated they are “at a key point for rapid development.”
Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged faster development of advanced new military equipment to help build a strong army, state media reported, as the country steps up an ambitious modernisation plan that has rattled nerves across the region.
Speaking at a two-day conference of the People’s Liberation Army, Xi said that military reforms should be “guided by the objective of building a strong army”, the official Xinhua news agency said late on Thursday.
“Advanced weaponry is the embodiment of a modern army and a crucial support for national security and rejuvenation,” it cited Xi as saying. Continue reading