National and international leaders and experts from military, academia, and aerospace met in Canberra on 22 – 23 March for the biennial 2022 Air and Space Power Conference (ASPCon22).


This article by Defence News makes the following points:
  • The two-day conference examined resilience and innovation in an increasingly contested air and space power environment.
  • Defence Minister Peter Dutton used the event to officially announce the establishment of Defence Space Command, with Air Vice-Marshal Cath Roberts as its inaugural Commander.
  • Mr Dutton said significant change across the geopolitical, societal and technological spectrums had made it vital to harness collective expertise to shape and deliver air and space power.
  • ASPCon22 featured an Innovation Expo to connect cutting-edge research and innovation from Defence, research institutions, academia, start-ups and industry.


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