US Air Force transfers space units to US Space Force


Date:2020-04-26 Source:Jane's By:Globalmil Viewed:

Aditya Jadhav, Bangalore and Pat Host, Washington, DC - Jane's Defence Weekly
24 April 2020

The Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-6) satellite mission launched on 26 March was the first mission performed under the USSF. Previous missions were performed by the USAF. Source: United Launch Alliance

Key Points

  • The US Air Force transferred its first units and missions to the new US Space Force
  • The Space Policy Directive calls for the USSF to consolidate existing forces and authorities for military space activities
  • 美国空军将其第一批单位和任务移交到新的美国太空部队
  • 《太空政策指令》要求美国太空部队( USSF)为军事太空活动整合现有部队和职权
The US Air Force (USAF) has identified 23 units and their respective space missions for a formal transfer to the US Space Force (USSF), the USAF announced on 31 March.

The transfer will take place within the next three to six months, depending upon the timing and conditions specific to each organization and their respective mission sets. The Chief of Staff of the Air Force, General David Goldfein, and the Chief of Space Operations, General John Raymond, will execute the transfer when they jointly agree the necessary conditions have been met.

These mission transfers are in line with the Space Policy Directive, which calls for the USSF to consolidate existing forces and authorities for military space activities, as appropriate, in order to minimise duplication of effort and eliminate bureaucratic inefficiencies.

The following units and organisations have been identified for full mission transfer: 17th Test Squadron, Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado; 18th Intel Squadron, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio; 25th Space Range Squadron, Schriever AFB, Colorado; 328th Weapons Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nevada; 527th Space Aggressor Squadron, Schriever AFB, Colorado; 705th Combat Training Squadron OL-A, Schriever AFB, Colorado; 544th ISR Group Staff & Detachment 5, Peterson AFB, Colorado; Detachment 1, USAF Warfare Center, Schriever AFB, Colorado; 533rd Training Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, California; National Security Space Institute, Peterson AFB, Colorado; Counter-Space Analysis Squadron, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio; Space Analysis Squadron, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio; Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center Detachment 4, Peterson AFB, Colorado; and Air Force Safety Center - Space Safety Division, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico.
已经确定以下单位和组织可以执行全部任务:科罗拉多州施里弗空军基地第17测试中队; 俄亥俄州怀特-帕特森空军基地第18情报中队;科罗拉多州施里弗空军基地第25太空靶场中队; 内华达州内利斯空军基地第328武器中队;科罗拉多州施里弗空军基地第527太空攻击中队;科罗拉多州施里弗空军基地第705战斗训练中队OL-A;科罗拉多州彼得森空军基地第544情报,监视,侦查(ISR)大队和第5分队;科罗拉多州施里弗空军基地美国空军作战中心第1分队;加利福尼亚范登堡空军基地第533训练中队;科罗拉多州彼得森空军基地国家安全太空研究所;俄亥俄州怀特-帕特森空军基地反空间分析中队;俄亥俄州怀特-帕特森空军基地太空分析中队;科罗拉多州彼得森空军基地空军作战测试与评估中心第4分队;新墨西哥州柯特兰空军基地空军安全中心-太空安全部。

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