USSPACECOM Commander James Dickinson: Space, Naval Operators Must Cooperate in Defending US Communications

USSPACECOM Commander James Dickinson: Space, Naval Operators Must Cooperate in Defending US Communications
Gen. James Dickinson Commander Space Command

U.S. Space Command chief Army Gen. James Dickinson has called on space and naval operators to cooperate in defending communications on their respective domains.

Dickinson pointed out that his USSPACECOM and the U.S. Navy could learn lessons from each other to improve how they carry out their similar strategic-level missions, the Department of Defense said Tuesday.

The general told attendees of the 2021 Sea-Air-Space Exposition in Maryland that the space and naval organizations could integrate how they operate, develop systems, refine tactics and procedures, define requirements and plan conflicts when it comes to defending U.S. lines of communications.

"I think the opportunity for further integration between the Navy and U.S. Space Command is quite frankly boundless — or infinite," he told attendees of the 2021 Sea-Air-Space Exposition in Maryland.

Dickinson's statement comes amid what he described as significant attempts by adversaries to contest the U.S.' ability to operate freely in both space and oceans.

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