from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Directed against enemy satellites: antisatellite weapons.
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- adj. Intended to destroy or incapacitate a satellite
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- adj. of or relating to a system to destroy satellites in orbit
China’s interest in antisatellite weapons had quickened after the 1991 Gulf War showcased the accuracy of U.S. space-guided weapons.
Furthermore, Washington is undertaking initiatives — including advances in antisatellite warfare and in wide-area remote sensing, designed to find “relocatable” mobile missile launchers — that will make China’s nuclear forces vulnerable.
While China is likely to be rational in its use of antisatellite weapons, the same cannot be said about North Korea and Iran.
In January 2007, China successfully demonstrated an antisatellite weapon.
Furthermore, political considerations are unlikely to allow the use of antisatellite weapons in most scenarios.
A year after China's antisatellite test, the U.S. demonstrated its own capabilities by blowing up a dead spy satellite with a modified ballistic-missile interceptor.
Beyond the new stealth fighter, he pointed to Beijing's development of antisatellite and antiship technologies, which could affect U.S. forces.
Other China watchers have expressed concern about China's ability to wage "asymmetric" warfare through cyberattacks, antisatellite weapons or other means.
Defense Pitch CRT: Test Flight Color Commentary Mr. Hong said the J-20's size suggested that it was designed to carry more weapons than the F-22, possibly including antisatellite missiles, and would challenge U.S. air superiority in the region regardless of whether F-22 production was re-started.
Beijing's strategy, known as "access denial," involves fielding a large submarine force, developing cruise and ballistic missiles that could take out an American aircraft carrier, and deploying antisatellite weapons that can disrupt U.S. communications.
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