Senior Defense officials from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States have come together to release the Combined Space Operations (CSpO) Vision 2031 statement .
Air Force Chief Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld AO, DSC, said he welcomes the release of the vision statement, which reflects the government’s commitment to strengthening our relationship. international organizations to support and protect Australia’s interests in space.
“By releasing the Vision statement, we affirm Australia’s commitment to space cooperation with its international partners and allies to ensure space remains safe, secure and accessible to all,” the Air Marshal said. Hupfield.
“The vision statement outlines the common values and goals of the CSpO partners to the international community in a transparent manner, including our intention to lead as responsible actors in the space domain.”
CSpO focuses on sharing information, developing aligned policies, and maximizing the combined capabilities of participating nations. Member nations seek to generate and improve cooperation, coordination and interoperability, in order to maintain freedom of action in space, optimize resources, improve mission assurance and resilience and prevent conflicts.
The statement outlines a 10-year vision and sets out the mission, guiding principles and goals of the CSpO initiative.
“The Australian public depends on space for positioning, navigation and timing, communications, weather forecasting and the dissemination of information. Space is also essential to the ADF’s combat effectiveness, to situational awareness and the provision of real-time communications and information,” said Air Marshal Hupfeld.
“As space becomes increasingly contested and crowded, CSpO will help Australia coordinate on military space issues and improve individual and collective space capabilities to protect our national interests and secure our access to space. .”
The CSpO Vision 2031 statement is available at department websites.