France will equip their satellites with machine guns and laser installations

French President Emmanuel Macron announced the creation of the Space Armed Forces. The first step of the new

The department will develop satellites with weapons and lasers on board.

For whom they will shoot

French Defense Minister Florence Parly said:that 700 million euros will be allocated from the military budget for space forces; in total, by 2025 they plan to spend more than 4.3 billion euros. This money will be used to modernize and create the next generation of military satellites: they will be equipped with cameras to identify enemies, submachine guns and lasers to attack hostile satellites.

It is noted that such technologies willbe used solely for “active defense” and do not violate the 1967 International Outer Space Treaty, which prohibits the use of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction in outer space.