Breaking Defense: ‘Major Milestone’ As Allies Join SPACECOM’s War Plan
“The hesitation to include allies in Olympic Defender was on our end as well,” says Secure World Foundation’s Brian Weeden. “National security space is sort of the last bastion of America’s ‘crown jewels’.”
WASHINGTON: A number of US allies may now join Space Command in the US military’s baseline plan for protecting and defending satellites during war, Operation Olympic Defender, we hear, following in the footsteps of the first country to sign up, the United Kingdom.
SPACECOM today announced its leader, Gen. Jay Raymond, has signed the first order under OOD in his capacity as head of the combatant command. OOD is the US military’s operational plan for protecting and defending US and allied satellites in conflict.
“This is a major milestone for the newly established command,” Raymond said. “As the threats in the space domain continue to evolve, it is important we leverage and synchronize capabilities with our allies not only to understand each other’s national perspectives, but to work seamlessly together to optimize our multinational space efforts.”
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Update: USSPACECOM to Oversee Multinational Space Operation; John Raymond Quoted (ExecutiveGov)
WNU Editor: The first country to sign up is the U.K..