Plumb: Russia developing satellite with a nuclear weapon

By Shelley K. Mesch / May 1, 2024 at 5:40 PM
Russia is developing a satellite to carry a nuclear weapon on-orbit that could wipe out satellites for a year or more, a top Defense Department official confirmed today at a congressional hearing. “The concept that we are concerned about is Russia developing, and if we are unable to convince them otherwise, to ultimately fly into space, which would be an indiscriminate weapon, doesn’t have national boundaries, doesn’t determine between military satellites, civilian satellites or commercial satellites,” Assistant Defense Secretary for...

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