NATO to Protect Satellites In Space
A defense expert has praised NATO's move to develop a policy to deter potential aggressors in space.
NATO allies agreed earlier this week to recognize space as a new operational domain for the alliance, alongside air, land, sea and cyber.
Bruno Lete, a senior expert at German Marshall Fund, told Anadolu Agency that space is increasingly becoming a field of military concern.
Lete said this concern stems from satellites in space which have military purposes.
They include GPS satellites that help tanks, frigates and warships navigate across lands or seas.
"Those satellites are vulnerable, they are just out there, unprotected," he said.
"France and the U.S. have accused two major competitors of NATO, notably China and Russia, of looking to develop technologies that could take out Western satellites," he said.
He said the new move of NATO on space is to protect its infrastructure there, implying the satellites.
"I think the next step would be to develop a policy," Lete added.