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France creates a large space command

(B2) During July 14 ceremonies, French President Emmanuel Macron announced something new in organizational matters: the creation of a major space command. This from September. Space will not be an autonomous weapon. It will be the Air Force which will endorse “ futures » this responsibility, becoming « then » the air and space force »(1)

Protect satellites even actively

The President thus endorses the new military space doctrine presented by his minister Florence Parly a few weeks earlier. That "will ensure our defense of space and through space ". Two objectives are set for this command: strengthen our knowledge of space activity” and “better protect our satellites, including in an active manner ". A necessity to be present in the “ new confrontation zones » what have become of cyber and the exo-atmospheric. And the French president to promise new investments “ indispensable ».

(NGV, in Paris)

  1. This has a certain logic and also represents an economy of means.

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).

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  • Political decision-makers are being rolled in flour with each proposal to create a “large medium command” type this time Space and in the recent past the Aircraft MCO, CyberDefence, Naval MCO, Human and Material Support etc The objective for some is only to create internal Defense “joint” structures accessible to the commands….which they would never have had in the 3 armies. The army staffs and the EMA mechanically have less and less scope of action and find themselves "begging" these structures of major independent and autonomous commands either for a specific MCO action, or three francs six cents for an unscheduled movement of a unit, etc. The unit commanders beg the local SCAs, the army staff and the EMA with the major departments and services who answer them “no arms, no chocolate”…
    When will the creation of a large command independent of what goes under water?

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