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As President He proposed, as the Space Force is a step closer to take-off, as top brass announced this week that it’s a space fighter project will begin later this month, is an important step in the direction of the materialization of the space-oriented branch.
Space Command (SPACECOM), the Department of Defense’s new fighter contract since 2009, will be launching in August. 29, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph Dunford said Tuesday at the National Space meeting of the Council, meeting in Chantilly, Va., which was also attended by the Vice-President, and Mike Pence.
The Air Force, Gen. John “Jay” Raymond has been tapped to take the command, SPACECOM, and her 87-units, Dunford said, will cover the “missile warning, satellite operations, space control, space support,” according to Defense News.
“This initiative will have a positive impact on our ability to grow, the people and the places that we are going to need it in the future. I am convinced that this is the focus that a single agency will be required to wear it, it is already a big difference,” Dunford said the U.S. Space Force.
“The direction is clear. We have to understand it. And we have to go,” he added.
The Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, greets Vice-President Mike Pence during the sixth meeting of the National Space Council. (DOD photo: U.s. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Dominique A. Pineiro)
The President He first floated the idea of a “Space Force” in March of 2018, when he told the service members at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, california, that is, he proposed the addition of a “space force.”
We Can do that, He formally announced that his government was mulling the creation of a Space Force, a military branch. This past February, he was formally in charge of the Pentagon-the US Space Force to be a part of the Air Force, like the force, the marine Corps is a component of the Department of the Navy.
HE ORDERS THE CREATION OF A “SPACE FORCE” AS THE 6TH BRANCH OF THE MILITARY
“It’s the future, and that’s where we’re going,” He said at the signing ceremony of the directive, which is known as the Space Policy Directive 4 (SPD-4). “I’m guessing that whether we like it or not, that’s what we’re going to be in the area. That’s the next step, and we need to be prepared for that.”
“Our opponents have been training for the forces, and the development of new technology to undermine our safety and security in the area, and they are working very hard on that,” the president noted. “That’s the reason why, in my administration, it has been used for war-fighting domain and the creation of the Space Force, is a national security priority.”
HE REFERS TO THE PENTAGON, TO THE DESIGN OF EFFECTIVE PROPOSAL
In a first, us Space Command, was set up in 1985 and merged with the US Strategic Command in 2002, after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. There is also an Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Then-deputy Secretary of Defence, Patrick Shanahan tweeted back in December about the difference between the Area of the Contract, and in the Area of Power, saying: “in The Area of Effect, it will act as a supplier of personnel, resources, and capabilities of supporting space operations, while the Space Mission will be to serve as the operational command, which will be in the service area, capacity, and lead to” space operations.”
It has been estimated that in the Area of Power and can cost up to $2 billion over a period of five years, Defense News reported in March.
In the Area of the Force could be operational as early as 2020 if the Congress approves the necessary funding, Vice-President, Pence said.
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