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RAF to play key role In space

21 May 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Tom Wakelin
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RAF to play key role In space

The Service will play key role In the UK's new Space Defence Strategy

The Defence Secretary has stated that Britain must be ready to counter 'intensifying threats' to everyday life emerging in space - with the RAF being given a key role.

The UK's first ever Defence Space Strategy will see a boost the number of personnel working in the sector by a fifth over 5 years to over 600, with the RAF Air Command taking on responsibility for 'command and control' of UK military space operations.

The Strategy is reported to include plans to protect UK operations against 'emerging space-based threats such as the jamming of civilian satellites used for broadcasters and satellite navigation to support military capabilities'.