Australia is planning a new space force as the Royal Australian Air Force celebrates its 100th anniversary

The chief of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Air Force Vice Admiral Mel Hupfeld has confirmed that Australia will establish an integrated space organization next year.

Hupfeld said ABC The March 31 news is currently analyzing the requirements for Australia to establish its own sovereign space territory for the Australian Defense Force, which will deploy Air Force, Army, and Navy personnel. Form your own independent branch.

“It’s about maintaining, forcing, and operating space functions, and allowing us to establish an organization to assign them to co-operation commands as needed,” says Hupfeld.

The world has witnessed a surge in military space programs, with China and Russia both launching their own space forces in 2015, and the United States following a proceeding proclaiming its own plans in 2019.

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Space Force logo. (Space Force)

Hupfeld said Australia will soon catch up, even though it is four years behind the West. But he also pointed out that Australia would not use space as a medium for aggression.

“The universe is a realm of war, but we are not going to militarize it,” he said.

If this is true, this can put Australia in a difficult position.PDFThe Pentagon announced in September 2020 that the Chinese Communist Party’s military, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), has not made a promise to do the same.

“The PLA continues to strengthen its military space capabilities, despite its public attitude towards the militarization of space,” the report said. “China is also continuing to develop counterspace features and related technologies, such as kinetic kill missiles, ground-based lasers, and orbiting space robots.”

China is not the only country in the weaponization of space.

In December 2020, Russia conducted a Direct Ascent Anti-Satellite Weapons Test (DA-ASAT), expressing further concern about the progress of space militarization.

“Russia has publicly claimed that it is working to prevent outer space from turning into a battlefield, but at the same time Moscow continues to weaponize space.” Media release According to the US Space Force. “Russia’s sustained testing of these systems shows that the threat to the US and allied space systems is rapidly evolving.”

Satellite system disruptions pose a serious threat to infrastructure around the world, as they can affect civilian use of GPS and satellite communications, as well as military applications ranging from intelligence to unmanned drones.

“If this weapon is tested on a real satellite or used in operation, it could create a large field of debris, endanger commercial satellites and irreparably contaminate the space territory,” the media said. The release states.

The Centennial Festival pays homage to RAAF members and their families

The news that Australia has developed the Sovereign Space Force is that the Royal Australian Air Force starred its motto “Peraldua, Ad Astra” or “Through the Struggle” on March 31, 2021 in a large exhibition 100 It was announced when it celebrated its anniversary. Air Force control over Canberra was flying, including 60 old and new aircraft.

Current Air Force Chief of Staff, Marshal Mel Hupfeld, Said Today, the Royal Australian Air Force is a tribute to generations of dedicated men and women, as well as unprecedented ingenuity and resilience.

“In our first 100 years, the Air Force has gained a reputation among domestic and global partners for overcoming courage, patience, and adversity in conflict, peacekeeping, search and rescue, disaster relief, and humanitarian assistance. Built. We consistently provide air force power that far exceeds the weight of an air force of our size, “says Hupfeld.

“When we begin the second century, it is our duty to maintain our proud heritage and our lasting commitment to supporting Australia,” he said.

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RAAF Roulettes Aircraft will hold a flight show in Canberra on March 31, 2021 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Australian Air Force. (AAP Image / Lukas Coch)

Newly Appointed Defense Minister Peter Dutton Paid In honor of the 350,000 Australians who have worked or have worked for the Royal Australian Air Force, I remembered the 11,000 Australians who died while working for the Royal Australian Air Force.

“As Minister of Defense, I am very proud of the work of the Royal Australian Air Force. I would like to acknowledge all these support and auxiliary functions, not only for the entire Australian Defense Force, but also for the people of the region. Said.

He also acknowledged the family of Royal Australian Air Force officers who served and retired, saying that “their loved ones will make an incredible sacrifice for the time they spend on training and missions away from home.”