Great Britain creates its own Space Command

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Great Britain creates its own Space Command

Vice marshal aviation Harvey Smith (center) at the US Marine Air Force Base

Another country will soon acquire its own Space Command. According to NPlus1 with reference to Defense News, the UK Department of Defense has embarked on the formation of a space command structure.

According to reports, the British Space Command will be led by Air Vice Marshal Harvey Smith, who has so far led the No. 1 Group, which is responsible for conducting air combat and striking at ground targets. This structure is subject to all combat aircraft of the British Air Force.



The UK Ministry of Defense explained that the reason for creating the space command was the need for a unified management of space programs and assets of the country, such as: the creation of Skynet 6 communications satellites, a project to develop radar stations for detecting ballistic missiles and their warheads, the concept of a GNSS satellite global positioning system, and reconnaissance satellites.

Initially, the staff of the new structure will include 25 military and civil servants. According to the plans of the British Ministry of Defense, the command will begin to function in February 2020, after the official appointment of Smith to the post of commander. The offices of the new command will be located in the building of the Ministry of Defense of Great Britain in Whitehall in London. To finance the new structure has already allocated 9,1 billion dollars for a period of 10 years.

The 23rd Royal Air Force squadron, which will serve as the British space force, has been transferred to the space forces command. There are no other details about the new structure.

Recall that Russia, the USA and France have their own space command. The creation of such a structure was seriously considered in Japan.
  • Lance cpl. Jonah Lovy / US Marine Corps
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  1. +4
    January 16 2020
    Another country will soon acquire its own Space Command.

    command is cool! and everything else, than when to command?
    1. +2
      January 16 2020
      Recall that Russia, the USA and France have their own space command. The creation of such a structure was seriously considered in Japan.

      Why isn’t China? Well, soon the identity will be tightened. Previously, Her Majesty was a trendsetter in military affairs, but now something is not right, some phantom pains of former greatness.
      1. +3
        January 16 2020
        Quote: Abbot
        Why isn’t China?

        Actually, they have taikonauts and ships. They do it themselves, besides ...
        it seems that the external tinsel does not bother them, but the essence of them is already there!
    2. +2
      January 16 2020
      and everything else, than when to command?

      And what. The chef already exists, and the chef also has a chef, to whom you can shout "the mustache is gone" and "give me money", pointing your finger to the east, what else is needed for happiness ...
      1. +2
        January 16 2020
        Quote: dzvero
        what else is needed for happiness ...

        A blasphemous assumption - you must have something that knows how to fly beyond the atmosphere! Ali, am I wrong?
        1. +2
          January 16 2020
          In principle, not necessarily. You can, of course, begin to develop such things as to have them later. But, as practice shows, very often the duration of the process is preferable to a quick result. Especially at the expense of the budget: smiley:
          1. 0
            January 16 2020
            The space command has been transferred 23rd Royal Air Force Squadron, which will serve as the space forces of Great Britain.

            Something I have not found anywhere ...
            1. +2
              January 16 2020
              Maybe they raised the number from the archive?
              1. -2
                January 16 2020
                Quote: dzvero
                Maybe they raised the number from the archive?

                Probably.
                23rd in the 2nd World War.
            2. +1
              January 16 2020
              Quote: Thrall
              Something I have not found anywhere ...

              And this is a big secret, a secret. And then they will also be asked to fly higher and get a star from the sky anywhere!
        2. +2
          January 16 2020
          British space command will lead vice marshal of aviation Harvey Media

          Space Command - Space Salaries !!! fellow
          1. +2
            January 16 2020
            Quote: Rich
            Space Command - Space Salaries !!!

            This is absolutely their business, perhaps very secret.
  2. +2
    January 16 2020
    Christmas trees. They barely hold their own components together, and the British CIS will appear within the framework of a single island (England, Scotland, etc.). Grandchildren run away across the ocean and blackmail the granny .... how we tell ...
    And there too - they gathered to command the cosmos :)) your deeds are wonderful, Lord
  3. +2
    January 16 2020
    British scientists to help you ...
  4. +1
    January 16 2020
    Everyone has long forgotten about peaceful space and the campaign forever.
  5. +1
    January 16 2020
    A fun institution for a country that does not even have its own means of launching into orbit ..
    1. +2
      January 16 2020
      if only it was)))) all over the world officials create chocolate places for themselves and s \ n
  6. +1
    January 16 2020
    Is Britain going ... into Space? This means that "colonial space wars" are not far off.
    1. 0
      January 16 2020
      Is Britain going ... into Space? This means that "colonial space wars" are not far off.

      Well, this is only if aliens colonize small Britain itself. lol
      1. 0
        January 16 2020
        You are wrong, dear, because the whole history of Britain is a series of bribery, intrigue, setting different peoples against each other, organizing and financing armed conflicts and wars. And space today is explored and explored by a fairly large number of countries. Set them all against each other, for example, on the basis of "exploration of the moon", and the trick is done: cut coupons, get dividends by organizing, for example, some kind of "space tribunal" or "international space commission" to "resolve" conflicts.
  7. +2
    January 16 2020
    Space debris to command, a great space power ...
  8. KCA
    +2
    January 16 2020
    The Russian Aerospace Forces were formed in 2015, I don’t know what about military space, but the interaction of air and space, as well as land and the fleet is clearly 100% funnicking, catch up, "partners" like Khrushchev America
  9. +1
    January 16 2020
    I’m embarrassed to ask .. but do they have anything to command there? feel
    1. +3
      January 16 2020
      The 23rd Royal Air Force squadron, which will serve as the British space force, has been transferred to the space forces command. There are no other details about the new structure.


      What time and headquarters. lol
      1. +1
        January 16 2020
        Quote: cniza
        The 23rd Royal Air Force squadron, which will serve as the British space force, has been transferred to the space forces command. There are no other details about the new structure.


        What time and headquarters

        And I thought that they have an air force with spacewalk. laughing
        1. +3
          January 16 2020
          Well, almost, the US will help. lol
  10. +3
    January 16 2020
    Recall that Russia, the USA and France have their own space command. The creation of such a structure was seriously considered in Japan.


    It is getting crowded there ...
  11. 0
    January 16 2020
    And what about Skripal did the "British scientists" forget ..?
    What are you planning to fly to, or have you bought a place from Russia ..?
    Space Command, well, they’ll call a pancake ..
    As of now only Russia can call itself military space forces, we are launching our only manned ships in the world!
    Soon, the Outskirts will also create a videoconferencing system)))))

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