The U.S. Air Force will conduct a simulation exercise in August as part of efforts to train airmen on how to defend U.S. and allied satellites from potential adversarial threats, Aerospace America reported Tuesday.
The report said Space Flag will involve a “blue team” comprised of USAF service members who will work to defend virtual satellites from civilian aggressors that compose a “red team.”
Col. Stuart Pettis, Space Flag’s organizer, told the publication the service branch aims to create strategies to protect the country’s satellites in low- and medium-Earth and geosynchronous orbits through the upcoming event.
The game is based on exercises that were created in 1975 and focused on air combat tactics, according to the report.
USAF has broadened the scope of scenarios for the wargame to include space and cybersecurity domains.