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Operational doctrine evolves for military space sector

4th May 2021 - 09:00 GMT | by Charles Portal in London

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Skynet satellite. (Photo: UK MoD/Crown Copyright)

Why has the space domain become so important and moved up the defence agenda?

Fundamentally, modern warfare is increasingly reliant on satellite constellations for beyond line-of-sight communications, data links to unmanned systems, intelligence gathering and surveillance activities.  Moreover, many national agencies rely on these assets, thereby increasing the complexity of priorities, management, command and control.                                                                                                                       

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