Against the backdrop of rising ‘peer’ and regional state rivals, the role of space-based assets for effective missile defence will be critical.
UK to publish National Space Strategy by Q2 2021
The highly anticipated UK National Space Strategy will be published in Q1 or Q2 2021, Shephard can exclusively reveal.
Despite an original plan to issue the strategy in the ‘autumn’ of 2020, a new timeframe has been set owing to additional work ‘on alignment’ with the Integrated Review, AVM Harv Smyth, Head of the Space Directorate in the MoD, revealed during a DSEI virtual interview.
‘There will be no surprises in the space strategy when it does get issued,’ he explained. ‘There’s been really good progress as we work hand in glove with our colleagues in the [UK] Space …
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