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Monday, July 25, 2016

Space Mission Force: To Wage Satellite War

US Military Creates 'Space Mission Force' to Wage Satellite War

The Air Force wants to keep its "competitive advantage" in space

Steve Dent | July 25, 2016

If a major war ever happens, low-Earth orbit could turn into a combat zone. To that end, the US Air Force Space Command has created the "Space Mission Force" to train soldiers to operate military satellites in response to threats. "Adversaries have developed and fielded capabilities to disrupt and deny the space systems we operate on behalf of the United States and our allies," writes US General John Hyten. "Consequently, [we] must organize, train and equip our space forces in a way that maintains our vigilance."

"#32SS Gen Hyten: Space Mission Force is direction for Airmen in the future." Source:

<more at; related articles and links: (U.S. Air Force expands space warfare training. July 20, 2016) and (Space Mission Force: Developing Space Warfighters for tomorrow. John E. Hyten. June 29, 2016)>

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