Why is ASAT important?
During the time of war, ASATs can be used to intercept and jam communication or military satellites of enemy countries and stop them from communicating with their soldiers. It can also be used to access critical information about troop movements or incoming missiles.
Which countries have ASAT?
Several nations possess operational ASAT systems. Although no ASAT system has yet been utilised in warfare, a few countries (United States, Russia, China, and India) have successfully shot down their own satellites to demonstrate their ASAT capabilities in a show of force.