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Apr 13 2021

Space and IAMD vital to NATO Deterrence and Defence

Ramstein, Germany – General Jeffrey Harrigian, Commander Allied Air Command, stressed Space domain and Integrated Air and Missile Defence (IAMD) importance with the Military Committee in Brussels, Belgium 12, April.

“Our efforts in Space and maintaining our IAMD posture are both vital to our Alliance’s defence,” said General Jeffrey Harrigian. “The NATO Space Centre and 24/7 BMD mission enable time-critical indicators and warnings to maintain NATO’s constant vigilance across Euro Atlantic Area.” 

Our efforts in Space and maintaining our IAMD posture are both vital to our Alliance’s defence

NATO’s Space Centre was established in AIRCOM to pave the way for improved Space communication between Allies and Partners. By creating this hub of Space knowledge, it helps rapidly provide military leaders with Space related information for their decision making. NATO is tracking the increasing number of satellite launches and increasing capabilities of adversaries in Space. With more and more launches and better capabilities, communication between Allies and Partners is critical to combined success in the new Space domain.

Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, listening to General Jeffrey Harrigian, Commander of the NATO Allied Air Command, speak on the future of Space and Integrated Air and Missile Defence for the Alliance. Photo courtesy of NATO HQ

IAMD ensures Allied populations remain safe and protected from potential threats. Additionally, enhancements to NATO IAMD capability being delivered by a series of exercises this year, including Exercise Formidable Shield that will take place later in the year.

Story by Allied Air Command Public Affairs Office

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