This is coolbert:
Chinese ASAT. Anti-satellite.
From MARCONI through Harry at Sharkhunters:
"The space intelligence section of Japan Self-Defense Forces revealed in its newest intelligence: China has destroyed the control chip of a Japanese spy satellite with a secret weapon when the satellite was tracing a Chinese J-20 stealth fighter jet in northwestern China."
"According to the analysis by US military, like the previous incident of Chinese military blinding a US spy satellite with laser, it was China's move to display its military strength in space."
"US analysts believe that China used electromagnetic pulse weapon Poacher One in the attack. . . [Poacher One is an] electromagnetic weapon. Poacher One is able to transmit electromagnetic pulse of several megawatt continuously for one minute to destroy all military and civil electronic information and communications systems operating within a few kilometers. It can also destroy enemy's internal chips."
"Previously, US military revealed that the PLA [People's Liberation Army] sent a satellite near a US spy satellite to blind it with a coating of spray on its camera."
Like throwing sand in your eyes!
"However, the development of anti-satellite technology does not stop there. It may be the basis for the technology to intercept an ICBM. That will be a much greater worry for US military."
This sort of event did also occur during the Carter Administration but in that instance the Soviet was the culprit. The warning was issued that further occurrences would be considered as AN ACT OF WAR!