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23 Dicembre 2022

Australia - Nuova Zelanda


The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) and New Zealand Ministry of Defence have hosted the latest annual Combined Space Operations (CSpO) Initiative Principals Board meeting, joined by representatives from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. CSpO was set up to explore areas for enhanced space cooperation, coordination, and interoperability as part of a collective push to bolster security in the space domain. The latest CSpO meeting reaffirmed a shared commitment to upholding the international rules-based order and “promoting responsible behaviours” in space via national security space operations. Notably, members discussed plans to explore opportunities to ramp up information sharing. The CSpO initiatives come amid growing concern over the militarisation of the space domain, particularly as a result of the development and testing of hypersonics technologies by malign actors. Last year’s CSpO meeting centred on conflict prevention, “extending to or originating in space”. Members had also committed to collectively enforcing sanctions on actors threatening the security of the domain. In February of this year, the group released the “CSpO Vision 2031”, which lays out a number of guiding principles. The guiding principles outlined in the document include the freedom of the use of space, responsible and sustainable use of space, upholding international law in the space arena and a commitment to nations partnering while recognising sovereignty.  (ICE SYDNEY)

Fonte notizia: Space Connect