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US believes Russia developing space-based nuclear weapon, says source

2024-02-21 09:01:25       source:Reuters

February 20, 2024

Feb 20 (Reuters) - The United States believes Russia is developing a space-based anti-satellite nuclear weapon whose detonation could disrupt everything from military communications to phone-based ride services, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said it was his understanding the system would involve a nuclear explosive device placed into orbit.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday said Russia was against the deployment of nuclear weapons in space and his defence minister flatly denied reports Russia was developing a nuclear capability for space.

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