BLUFDefence Minister Peter Dutton launches Australia's new Space Command.
This article by Julian Kerr and Oishee Majumdar, writing for Janes, makes the following points:
- Australia's space command officially began operations on 22 March.
- Mr Dutton announced the release of Australia's Defence Space Strategy to guide 'the efforts and priorities' of the defence space command.
- The new entity comprises personnel from the three services of the Australian Defence Force (ADF), Department of Defence (DoD) personnel, and industry contractors.
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References from the Web:
- MAR 2022 Russia and China give Australia’s space commander the need for speed—ASPI
- MAR 2022 Defence Minister Peter Dutton flags future US-style Space Force for Australia—ABC
- MAR 2022 Australia launches Space Command division—Sky News
- MAR 2022 US says Australia an important ally in deterring space hostility from China, Russia—Canberra Times
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