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News | April 20, 2023

USSPACECOM and Australian Defence Space Command Sign Enhanced Space Cooperation MOU

U.S. Space Command

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           April 20, 2023      Release No. 2023-04-04
U.S. Space Command and the Australian Defence Space Command signed an enhanced space cooperation memorandum of understanding (ESC MOU), April 20, 2023.
U.S. Army Gen. James Dickinson, USSPACECOM commander, and Royal Australian Air Force Air Vice-Marshal Catherine Roberts, commander of the Australian Defence Space Command, signed the agreement at Space Symposium 38 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
The ESC MOU is a non-legally binding framework for deepened military cooperation in the space domain. Through these cooperative efforts, the U.S. and Australia will continue to improve coordination and interoperability to maintain freedom of action in space, optimize resources, and enhance mission assurance and resilience.
A few of the key focus areas within the ESC MOU include force development, combined training and exercises, development and alignment of the space operational disciplines, reciprocal academic and professional education opportunities, modernization and future capabilities development, and enhanced information sharing.
The ESC MOU recognizes the long history of the United States’ and Australia’s close cooperation and mutual interest in the use of space for peaceful purposes.
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