US DoD Sign Space Operations Agreement With Allies

US DoD Sign Space Operations Agreement With Allies

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Canada: Officials from the US Defense Department, US Strategic Command and three allied nations signed a memorandum of understanding on combined space operations to strengthen deterrence, enhance resilience and optimise resources.

Officials from DoD, STRATCOM, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom signed the Combined Space Operations (CSpO), Initiative memorandum of understanding. According to the DoD officials, the initiative will give participating nations an understanding of the current and future space environment, an awareness of space capability to support global operations and military-to-military relationships to address challenges and ensure the peaceful use of space. Focus areas for combined space operations include space situational awareness, force support, launch and reentry assessment and contingency operations.

"As space becomes more congested and contested, it is imperative that we work together to ensure we preserve access. CSpO agreements afford participating nations an understanding of the current and future space environment, an awareness of space capability to support global operations, and a military-to-military relationship to address challenges,” said Admiral Cecil D Haney, Commander Navy, STRATCOM

Source: Defense gov