Putin could launch attacks on West in SPACE, says head of British armed forces Admiral Sir Tony Radakin
- The senior officer of the Royal Navy said Russia could attack the West from the air
- Sir Tony Radakin said the attacks on Nord Stream 1 and 2 were ‘unprecedented’
- He added that Russia has the potential to harm the West through information battles
Vladimir Putin could launch attacks on the West in space, says Chief of Arms Admiral Sir Tony Radakin.
The senior officer of the Royal Navy said Russia could attack America and European countries from the air and just below the Earth’s surface.
Sir Tony told the Telegraph: ‘It has potential in space… We saw an example of that at the end of last year, when Russia exploded an object in space causing massive debris. Russia has nuclear capabilities, Russia has underwater capabilities.’
The news comes after Moscow was accused of destroying Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines that supply natural gas directly to Germany.
British Armed Forces Admiral Sir Tony Radakin (pictured) said Russia could attack America and European countries from the air and just below the Earth’s surface
European leaders believe both explosions were a deliberate act carried out on the orders of the Kremlin, with the chief of defense staff calling the explosions “unprecedented.”
Sir Tony declined to blame Russia, but said they had the capabilities to damage the continent and Ukraine in information battles.
It has anti-satellite powers and demonstrated this in November by blowing up its own satellites using a missile marker the first full test of the technology in the country.
NATO, after being briefed by Washington about the test, he condemned what it called a “reckless act” by Moscow “demonstrating that Russia is developing new weapons.”
The US Space Command had previously accused Russia of showing “deliberate disregard for the security, safety, stability and long-term sustainability of space” while warning that debris from the destroyed satellite could remain in orbit for “decades”. the earth could stay.
File image: Russia confirmed it blew up one of its own satellites in November during a weapons test, but denied that the test had threatened the International Space Station
File Image: Russia didn’t immediately say which weapon it tested, but it was believed to be an A-235 PL-19 Nudol ‘satellite killer’ missile
Astronauts aboard the ISS had to hide in their escape pods for two hours Monday (pictured) for fear that debris from the explosion could hit the station
After confirming the test, the Russian Ministry of Defense said: “On November 15, the Russian Ministry of Defense successfully conducted a test that destroyed the non-functioning Russian spacecraft Tselina-D, which has been in orbit since 1982. Earth was hit.
“The United States is confident that the resulting fragments did not and will not pose a threat to orbital stations, spacecraft and space activities.”
The Department of Defense did not say what kind of weapon was used in the test, or where exactly the test took place – although US analysts believe it was an A-235 PL-19 Nudol “satellite killer” missile fired from the Plesetsk- cosmodrome.
The undated handout image from the Russian Ministry of Defense shows a Nudol surface-to-space rocket. The rocket was used to shoot down the satellite
The ISS appeared to function normally after the “test” and all seven astronauts aboard the floating space lab were safe. The image above shows the trajectory of the ISS as it orbits the planet in November
Sir Tony said Russia would be heavily attacked by Western allies, would receive a strong response and be significantly hurt.
He argued that the UK had the determination to get through the crisis and overcome the looming threat of Russian aggression.
The 56-year-old went on to claim that Putin did not want a war with NATO.
At the same time, the united front of the western powers has been an enormous boost to the people of Ukraine.
Leo Labs, Inc. tweeted a chart showing “30 unique objects” detected near the projected location of Cosmos 1408. “The objects currently cover a range of ~40 km as seen from our radar locations,” the site said.
The tests were criticized by the Biden administration and the space community for the risk they create to crews in low Earth orbit. It came amid unconfirmed reports that President Vladimir Putin and Russia conducted an anti-satellite weapons test
He has observed the “disastrous” way Russia has waged the war, while watching Ukraine change its tactics during the battle.
Although he described the war in the Telegraph as a “despicable, terrible war,” he said he was pleasantly surprised that the belligerent country failed to achieve its war objectives.
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has regularly praised Britain’s involvement in the war, calling the country “brave” and praising ex-Prime Minister Boris Johnson.