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Interview

US Space Force chief convinced China would use satellite killers

Gen. John Raymond calls for intel sharing with allies

A Cygnus space freighter completes a four-month cargo mission at the International Space Station. (Photo courtesy of NASA)

WASHINGTON -- Gen. John Raymond, the chief of the U.S. Space Force, says that the security of the final frontier faces a "full spectrum of threats" from China that needs to be countered by allied cooperation.

The Chinese have built and are building "everything from reversible jammers of our GPS system -- which provides navigation and timing with precision --, to jamming of communications satellites," Raymond told Nikkei in a recent telephone interview. "They've got missiles they can launch from the ground and destroy satellites."

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