Air Force establishes new division to “protect Canada’s interests in space”

The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with the Boeing Starliner crew capsule will be the second flight from Space Ranch Complex 41 to the International Space Station on May 19, 2022 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Take off on a test flight. Canadian Press / AP / John Raoux)

The latest division of the Royal Canadian Air Force focuses on extraterrestrial issues.

The reorganization of the existing space-focused team will become known as the 3 Canadian Space Division along with Brig.-Gen. Commander Mike Adamson.

Defense Minister Anita Anand calls space “an important area for national security” and states that this sector is part of building an army that can respond to the “threat of tomorrow.”

Over the next few years, the department will expand to employ approximately 175 people, nearly doubling the number of positions in Secretary Space, the previous iteration.

Canada is part of the Combined Space Operations initiative, along with six Allies, which released a document outlining its vision for the next decade in February.

Canada says space-based features are used in communications, navigation, weather services, remote sensing, earth observation, and financial transactions, and in some countries it is capable of blocking access to these important features. Stated.

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