Satellites for monitoring purposes are a far cry from Star Wars, there is no emulation going on. Russia has always been against the weaponisation of space and Rogozin stated that Russia will not be putting weapons up there.
“If someone suddenly allows themselves to violate the tradition of keeping the cosmos as a zone of cooperation, research, and science, without a doubt, the Russian Federation will have a technical answer, we don’t have the right to not consider this scenario.”- RIA news quoted the Vice-Premier as stating.
The VP did not specify what kind of answer this would be, but noted that Russia herself would not be putting weapons in space.
According to Rogozin, there are two obvious threats from space. The first- the use of strategic weapons. Here we must think of the creation of a perfect early warning system for rocket attacks, and the advancement of interception methods, he said. The second threat is “that, which is not yet spoken of openly”, namely “putting weapons in space”.
Russia categorically opposes this on all international platforms, the VP added.