American Air Force Thinking Over to Create a Military Programme in Space
Editorials News | Dec-08-2018
Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) is a space military programme, which is basically known as U.S. Space Command is a major command of the United States Air Force, with its headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. AFSPC supports U.S. military operations worldwide through the use of many different types of satellite, launch and cyber operations. Eventually, AFSPC is an Air Force component command subordinate to U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), a unified combatant command. It is the primary space force for the U.S. Armed Forces. Primarily its mission is to "Provide resilient and affordable Space and Cyberspace capabilities for the Joint Force and the Nation.
Due to which, AFSPC's activities make the space domain reliable to United States warfighters (i.e., combat forces personnel) by assuring their access to space. Recently President Donald Trump communicated via straight and his unfiltered tweets about the future of AFSPC, but when he talks about creating a Space Force to defend vulnerable U.S. satellites and other extraterrestrial interests, his language becomes unconventionally rhythmic. That when he said in June as he instructed the Defense Department to create this new force by quoting that “The essence of the American character is to explore new horizons and to tame new frontiers, But our destiny, beyond the Earth, is not only a matter of national identity, but a matter of national security — important for our military, so important.” It is important to note that Trump needs to convince more than his base of the need for this new military service to the American Congress. He can’t create a sixth branch of the military, the first in more than 60 years without authorization of Congress. But if Trump wants to stick to his imaginary protective goal of standing up the force within two years, he’ll need to sell the idea fast, a particularly heavy lift considering Democrats will have control of the House in the coming January. Whereas, Satellite operators typically are viewed as technical support to war commanders, but increasingly they will take center stage. At Air Force training exercises like Red Flag, space has been a sideshow. Officials are trying to change that. The Air Force is now staging “Space Flag” war rehearsals in virtual-reality simulations. Satellite technicians who operate communications, missile warning and navigation constellations are challenged to respond to enemy attempts to take down U.S systems. The next Space Flag is scheduled in April.
By: Anuja Arora