Edinburgh / Peterson Space Force Base 7 April 2022. – U.S. Space Command and the United Kingdom Space Command signed a Memorandum of Understanding concerning Enhanced Space Cooperation (ESC MoU).
The agreement was signed at the 37th Space Symposium by U.S. Army Gen. James Dickinson, USSPACECOM Commander, and Royal Air Force Air Vice-Marshal Paul Godfrey, Commander of UKSpaceCom.
The ESC MoU is based on last year’s U.S.-UK Statement of Intent between the Department of Defense and Ministry of Defence. It is a non-legally binding framework for increased military cooperation in the space domain. This includes the exchange of information, reconciling military space requirements, and identifying potential collaborations.
With the help of the MoU, the U.S. and UK will continue to maintain freedom of action in space. They will also optimize resources, and enhance mission assurance and resilience. The UK Space Command was formed last year as a joint command of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force and the Civil Service. The U.S. Space Command was founded in 1985, employing forces from the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Space Force.