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News | Nov. 2, 2023

Qatari Delegation, 18 SDS enhance global SDA through SSA sharing agreement

By Tech. Sgt. Luke Kitterman Combined Force Space Component Command Public Affairs

Qatari Maj. Gen. Abdulaziz Al Doseri, Advisor to Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defense Affairs for Space and Telecommunications, middle-left, shakes hand with U.S. Space Force Lt. Col. Jordan O.E. Mugg, 18th Space Defense Squadron (18 SDS) commander, in front of the 18 SDS building at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., Oct. 31, 2023. While at Vandenberg, Doseri and his delegation visited the 18 SDS in order to gain a greater understanding of our Space Domain Awareness network. The Qatar Armed Forces recently signed a Space Situational Awareness sharing agreement with U.S. Space Command, which allows the exchange of information and enhances Space Domain Awareness globally. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luke Kitterman)