France’s Macron announces creation of a new space force command

“Gentlemen, start your [meme] engines.” I foresee many cartoons of space troopers (some in red shirts – and we all know what that means) clashing in orbit with one side calling the other “Cheese-eating surrender-monkeys” whilst laser pulses flash around. Seriously though, with the investments in micro satellites much of the internet will bypass terrestrial networks all together so there will be valuable assets in space that need protecting ..:

French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday announced the creation of a new national military space force command that will eventually be part of his country’s air force.

The declaration—made on the eve of France’s Bastille Day national celebrations that feature a military parade down Paris’s Champs-Elysees—mirrors an initiative in the US championed by President Donald Trump.

“To assure the development and the reinforcement of our capacities in space, a high command for space will be created in September,” Macron told military brass gathered for a traditional pre-Bastille Day reception.

He called the renewed military focus on space a “true national security issue”.


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