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PREMIUM: UK vows to defend itself against Russian and Chinese space threats

17th November 2020 - 17:45 GMT | by Tim Martin in London

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The UK has warned that the anti-satellite capabilities of China and Russia are threatening safe and peaceful behaviour in space.

Should a future conflict transition from conventional warfare to involve the space domain, the UK must be able to ‘protect and if necessary defend our critical national interests,’ the RAF Chief of Air Staff has said.

Pointing to China and Russia’s development of anti-satellite capabilities, including Moscow’s COSMOS ...

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