UK Space Command ‘ready for nuclear war’: Revelation 16

Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston warned that the UK needs to be prepared at the launch of the new UK Space Command
Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston warned that the UK needs to be prepared at the launch of the new UK Space Command (Image: Royal Air Force)

Russia and China pose ‘daily threat’ as UK Space Command ‘ready for war’

Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston warned that the UK needs to be prepared as he claimed that future wars will be “won or lost” in space. China and Russia are seen as the main threats

Britain faces “daily threats” in space from Russia and China who are gathering intelligence that could be used in a future war, said a military boss at the launch of a UK Space Command.

Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston warned that the UK needs to be prepared with future conflicts “won or lost” in space.

He claimed that Russia and China were both involved in “questionable” activity like flying their satellites too close on a day by day basis, and the UK needs to protect its interests in space.

The £1.4billion Space Command HQ is aimed at preventing attacks 60 miles above Earth, with Russia and China considered the main threats, and it is another layer to the UK Armed Forces.

The Air chief told The Telegraph: “A future conflict may not start in space, but I’m in no doubt that it will come very quickly to space, and it may well be won or lost in space.

The Ministry of Defence has said that attacks on UK property could have a massive impact on defence and the overall economy
The Ministry of Defence has said that attacks on UK property could have a massive impact on defence and the overall economy

“If we don’t think, and prepare for that today, then we won’t be ready when the time comes.”

Gen Sir Patrick Sanders, head of Britain’s Strategic Command, also pointed out the importance of satellites and their “critical capabilities” for the military as well as for people’s everyday life.

The Ministry of Defence has said that attacks on UK property could have a massive impact on defence and the overall economy.

It comes following a Pentagon report earlier this month which said that the chance that nuclear weapons will be used in a regional or global conflict have increased.

The 67-page report, titled “Joint Nuclear Operations” says that while the US has tried to “reduce the number and salience of nuclear weapons, others, including Russia and China, have moved in the opposite direction

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