France wants to arm satellites with guns and lasers by 2030
France not only plans to set up its own space force to defend the country’s satellites, but France’s Minister of Defense is also launching a program to upgrade those satellites with cameras capable of detecting threats.
Furthermore, the country aims to replace the upgraded satellites with yet another generation of devices by 2030. Those satellites should come with submachine guns and lasers that could be used to take down rogue satellites that pose a threat. France also wants to protect its assets in space using swarms of nano satellites. The country will be spending more €4.3 billion over the next 6 years to work toward these ambitious goals.