New Report Examines Trends in Chinese Counterspace Capabilities and Impact on Trans-Atlantic Security

Friday, November 27, 2020

SWF Director of Program Planning Dr. Brian Weeden has authored a new report on "Current and Future Trends in Chinese Counterspace Capabilities" for the Institut Français des Relations Internationales (Ifri). The report builds on the research compiled in the SWF Global Counterspace Capabilities Report to explore multiple areas of Chinese counterspace capability developments, from co-orbital rendezvous operations to direct ascent antisatellite interceptors and electronic and cyber warfare. It summarizes what is known about current programs, offers estimates regarding the unique characteristics of each capability area and how advanced Chinese capabilities are in each field. The report also analyzes the potential implications these capabilities have for U.S. and European strategic interests and transatlantic security.

The paper can be downloaded here.

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Last updated on November 30, 2020