Russia could carry out attacks in space, warns British Armed Forces head Tony Radakin

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Prof Malcolm Chalmers, deputy director general of the Royal United Services Institute think tank, said that if Russia were to destroy satellites the impact would be felt “throughout the world”. “Russia could also attack the GPS systems which play a key role, both military and civilian, throughout the world,” he said. “There could be some disruption to civilian services, such as sat-nav systems used in most of our phones and cars.”