The prospects for militarization of near space are becoming more real. While wars are fought on land, water and in the air, tomorrow the main battles will unfold outside the earth’s atmosphere. The winner will receive everything.
The group, led by Lieutenant-General of the US Air Force Steve Kvast, claims that within three years, America will be able to acquire operating space forces. The process is already running. The Committee of the House of Representatives of the US Congress on Armed Forces decided to establish in 6018 the 6th branch of the Armed Forces, or the space corps – in fact, future space troops.
In an interview with CNBC, Steve Kvast said that the leading military powers will strengthen their military presence in outer space in the coming years, and there is no guarantee that the US, as leader in this field, will be able to hold the palm tree for a long time.
According to Kvast, China in 10 years will be able to conduct military space operations, while the US, with current funding, can count on it only 50 years later. However, if America focuses its efforts, this term can be reduced to three to five years.
However, according to Kvast, China is not as dangerous to the US as North Korea, which is creating ever more powerful ballistic missiles. So, in the case of a successful nuclear missile strike on the territory of the United States as a result of the electromagnetic pulse, the whole system of satellite monitoring can be disabled.
To form a space force for several years, the US should rely primarily on public-private partnerships, which will significantly reduce costs.