Maj. Gen. David Thompson, vice commander for Air Force Space Command, has discussed the growing role of space and cyberspace in military operations with Air Force Times in an interview published Saturday.
Thompson told Air Force Times’ Phillip Swarts that potential adversaries are aware of how much the U.S. armed forces missions rely on space and cyberspace.
“Those same adversaries possess or are developing capabilities to disrupt and degrade joint force operations and attack America,” he told the publication.
Thompson said the U.S. government needs to bolster training, preparation and cyber tools in order to combat threats in the cyber domain, according to the report.
Thompson told Air Force Times that Space Command, under the stewardship of Gen. John Hyten, is working to fortify operational techniques and procedures, boost threat detection and warning systems and deploy resilient space systems.