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Rhineland-Palatinate: The US Army operates an aerospace command in Ramstein

Rhineland-Palatinate: The US Army operates an aerospace command in Ramstein

As of: December 8, 2023 3:04 PM

The Sixth Division of the US Army has begun its mission. The US wants to prevent space attacks from Ramstein.

It sounds like something out of a James Bond movie, but it’s true. The US military has commissioned a new branch of the armed forces: the Space Command for Europe and Africa. According to its own statements, the United States wants to be prepared for conflicts in and out of space.

Telecommunication And navigation must be protected from Ramstein

Among other things, the 30 personnel are responsible for ensuring that critical infrastructure such as telecommunications and satellite-based navigation are protected so that they do not suffer failures due to attacks by enemy nations.

Almost nothing works without satellites

Satellites are now playing an important role in the military sector and in everyday life, an official ceremony said. It has become difficult to do without these resources. So, people have to be safe to protect the satellites. It also aims to protect American interests in space. Considering the current crises in the world, the military unit said it came at the right time.

The Space Force was created by Donald Trump

Apart from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, the Space Force Now the sixth independent branch of the United States. It was launched in 2019 by then US President Donald Trump.

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