Gen. John Raymond, who leadsÂ U.S. Space Command, said the country would be able to better protect satellites with theÂ U.S. Space Force’s establishment, Space News reported Monday.
Raymond sat down with Space News to talk about various developments regarding Space Command and the Space Force.
He said his command has formed agreements with various nations regarding the sharing of space data for boostedÂ situational awareness. Chile and Finland serve as the latest additions to the command’s alliance of space awareness.
The U.S. SPACECOM leader also said the command will physically grow to a much larger force upon reachingÂ full operational status after two years.
âWe are finalizing our campaign plan for space and we expect that campaign plan will be done in by February,â he noted.
Raymond will concurrently serve as leader of both U.S. SPACECOM and the Fiscal 2020 Space Force if theÂ National Defense Authorization ActÂ is approved as a law.
The bill’s passage would haveÂ U.S. SPACECOM absorb Air Force Space Command, an organization also led by Raymond.