According to him, the dominant status of the U.S. in space is decreasing, and tomorrow the sky will be full of enemy satellites.
As Ashley said, both of the states which he called “competitors,” are developing “the ability to interdict satellites both from a ground standpoint and from a space standpoint.
“The technology is being developed right now. It is coming in the near future,” Ashley added.
It is also noted that it was the most overt admission yet from the intelligence leader.
“Russia and China continue to launch ‘experimental’ satellites that conduct sophisticated on-orbit activities, at least some of which are intended to advance counterspace capabilities. Some technologies with peaceful applications—such as satellite inspection, refueling, and repair—can also be used against adversary spacecraft,” he said.