France will equip their satellites with machine guns and laser installations

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

Departments will become the development of satellites with weapons and lasers on board.

For whom they will shoot

French Defense Minister Florence Parley reportedthat the space troops will allocate 700 million euros from the military budget, by 2025, they plan to spend more than 4.3 billion euros. This money will be spent on upgrading and creating the next generation of military satellites: they will be equipped with cameras to identify opponents, machine pistols and lasers to attack hostile satellites.

It is noted that such technologies willused exclusively for “active defense” and do not violate the international Treaty on Space of 1967, which prohibits the use in outer space of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction.

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