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Abe meets with U.S. Space Force chief

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe satisfied with the head of the U.S. Space Force on Thursday to review methods to improve protection collaboration as local opponents China and also Russia develop their abilities in deep space.

Chief of Space Operations Gen. John Raymond is checking out Japan for the very first time considering that the production of the Space Force and also his visit in December in 2014, according to the Foreign Ministry.

One of the primary subjects of conversation throughout Raymond’s check out is believed to be the conditioning of collaboration in between the Space Force and also the Air Self-Defense Force’s Space Operations Squadron.

Created in May with simply 20 participants, the Space Operations Squadron is charged with tracking risks to Japanese satellites such as space particles and also meteorites. It is anticipated to expand in dimension and also end up being completely functional in 2023.

The Space Force, on the other hand, is a full-fledged branch of the U.S. armed force with 16,000 airmen and also private employees. It was released by U.S. President Donald Trump to respond to the aspirations of Russia and also China, which have actually been charged of establishing anti-satellite tools, along with ballistic missile risks from North Korea.

Raymond additionally satisfied with scientific research and also modern technology preacher Naokazu Takemoto and also elderly vice international preacher Keisuke Suzuki on Thursday, a day after joining a detailed Japan-U.S. discussion on space.

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