Canada and its allies release Combined Space Operations Vision 2031

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As space becomes increasingly congested, contested, and competitive, close cooperation with allies and partners is critical to ensuring the peaceful use of space now and in the future.

This is why in 2014 Canada joined the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand in forming the Combined Space Operations initiative. In 2019 and 2020, Combined Space Operations welcomed France and Germany, respectively.

Combined Space Operations is a key forum for the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces to discuss space issues with allies. It enables enhanced cooperation on military space activities, improved resilience of space systems, and optimized resources across participating nations. 

On Feb. 22, Canada and its Combined Space Operations allies released Combined Space Operations Vision 2031. 

This document articulates the group’s mission, illustrates its shared guiding principles, and affirms the joint objectives that guide participants’ national and collective actions. Vision 2031 confirms Combined Space Operations’ commitment to protect and defend against hostile activities in space, and to exhibit leadership in space through responsible behaviour and adherence to international law.

To view Vision 2031, and to learn more about how allied collaboration in space will help ensure the domain remains safe, secure, and accessible to all, read Combined Space Operations Vision 2031:

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