US Space Force is working to create early warning system for North Korean missile

(MENAFN) According to a senior commander, the United States Space Force is working to develop an early warning system for North Korean missile launches in an effort to increase surveillance after Pyongyang conducted a record number of weapons tests the current year.

General James Dickinson, head of United States Space Command, spoke on Tuesday during a webinar hosted by the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies in Washington, D.C. He discussed the service's plans for the Indo-Pacific, where it recently established its first-ever component command unit.

Washington would share information with partners and allies in the region, he added, and would look for ways to "incorporate commercial sensors" into the new warning system, “we are looking at how we integrate a sensor architecture that gives us as much warning as possible in terms of any type of missile activity out of North Korea.”

Even though the Space Force only recently set up its first operational unit in the Indo-Pacific, Dickinson noted that the branch already had a "coordination relationship" with the larger military and would work to strengthen those ties.


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