The Pentagon plans to increase spending on the modernization of space development.
The Minister of the U.S. air force Heather Wilson said during a briefing at the Pentagon that the U.S. considers space as a platform for conducting military operations, reports RIA Novosti.
“We shall now proceed to consider space as a space of warfare,” − said the Minister.
Also, according to her, in 2018, the Pentagon plans to increase spending on “cost-effective modernization” of space development by 20%.
“We are promoting a modernization of the sphere of space, in order to increase its power in all areas of our activities,” stressed Wilson.
Chief of staff, U.S. air force General David Goldfin, in turn, pointed out that the people waiting on us military space superiority, which provides for the “freedom from attack and freedom to maneuver.”
Earlier it was reported that the U.S. Congress approved a draft defense budget for the 2018 fiscal year, in which the defense provided $ 700 billion.