Officials from U.S. Space Force and Air Force held discussions with the Israeli air force on space-related efforts that can present future opportunities for the U.S. and Israel to coordinate and work together to ensure the peaceful use of the space domain.
The Space Force said Monday it hosted the virtual Space Engagement Talks on April 19th and 20th. to reinforce the two countries' partnership and to encourage increased space domain collaboration.
Brig. Gen. Michael Conley, deputy commander of the Space Command's Combined Force Space Component Command, talked about how SPACECOM delivers space effects across multiple domains as part of its mission and current operations.
Scott VanSant, Space Situational Awareness data sharing program manager at SPACECOM, recalled that the Department of Defense and Israel began their SSA Data Sharing Program collaboration in 2010.
"Now, with these Space Engagement Talks, we take the next step in this very capable security partnership,” he added.
Israeli officials, on the other hand, provide information about the country's current satellite operations, including the satellites' lifespans and their impact on the ability of the organization to deliver agile and efficient service.
Aside from the Space Force and USAF, SET participants came from the Space and Missile Systems Center, Space Operations Command and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).