From the U.K’s Guardian publication is a published article that discusses an American space force plan that is being considered to develop a global monitoring system that is able to track objects up to 22,000 miles from Earth from radar stations that would be established in the US, UK and Australia.
The head of the Royal Air Force (RAF), Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Wigston, is in the US for talks over the plans, and he recently the British were “very interested” in the project and in hosting one of the American radar stations.
Sir Wigston told BBC Radio, “The first priority above all is to understand what is going on in space. We know that it is becoming more congested; there were 1,000 satellites launched in the last year alone. We see activity by countries like China and Russia, which is a cause for concern. It is reckless activity, deploying and testing of systems that look like weapons in space. So any system like the radar we are talking about which gives us a better picture of what is going on is incredibly important to us.”
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