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Eyes in the Sky: Space and the Defence Command Paper


Main Image Credit US Air Force Space Command. Open Government Licence: A view of RAF Fylingdales and its Upgrade Early Warning System solid state array


The bigger role played by space comes as no surprise given increased government focus on the domain in recent years. However, a lack of detail still leaves some questions unanswered.

The Integrated Review (IR) and Defence Command Paper (DCP) both have significant sections on space, linked to a broader focus on embracing cutting-edge technology. There is little to surprise those who follow developments in UK space policy, with most of the specifics being restatements of previous announcements. The difference now, however, is that what may before have been considered mere ambition is now official government policy. Despite the lack of surprises, the fact

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Alexandra Stickings

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