France's Macron announces creation of a new space force command

The United States may have come up with the “Space Force” term, which is what the country’s newest branch of the military is called, but the idea is now being adopted by other nations as well. France has decided to create its own space command which will be tasked with defending its satellites. President Emmanuel Macron has approved plans to set up a space command within France’s air force by September next year. During an address to military personnel a day before the Bastille Day parade, Macron said that this new space command is going to improve the protection of French satellites. The scale of the government’s financial investment in this initiative has not yet been determined, he added.“To give substance to this doctrine and ensure the development and reinforcement of our space capabilities, a space command will be created next September in the air force,” Macron said, adding that this branch of the military will then be collectively called the Space and Air Fo

France's Macron announces creation of a new space force command

French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday announced the creation of a new national military space force command that will eventually be part of his country's air force.

Sun 14 Jul 19 from Phys.org

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