Against the backdrop of rising ‘peer’ and regional state rivals, the role of space-based assets for effective missile defence will be critical.
US Space Force evolves its training focus
The US Space Force (USSF) is seeking to develop a space range to test, train on and evaluate orbital assets.
Speaking to Shephard, Col Peter Flores, commander of Space Training and Readiness Delta (Provisional) (STAR Delta (P)), explained: ‘A space range is really a transitory thing, that for some amount of time, from point A to point B, we will be using a volume of space for some specific activity; and when we’re not using it, it’s just space.'
He added: 'There’s always a balance between what needs to happen live and what needs to happen in a simulated environment, but …
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