USSPACECOM and UKSpaceCom sign enhanced space cooperation MOU
US Space Command and the United Kingdom Space Command signed a Memorandum of Understanding concerning Enhanced Space Cooperation (ESC MOU) on Apr. 6, 2022.
US Army Gen. James Dickinson, USSPACECOM Commander, and Royal Air Force Air Vice-Marshal Paul Godfrey, Commander of UKSpaceCom, signed the agreement at 37th Space Symposium.
Building upon the December 2021 US-UK Statement of Intent between the Department of Defense and Ministry of Defence, the ESC MOU is a non-legally binding framework for deepened military cooperation in the space domain. The MOU aims to increase exchange of information, harmonize military space requirements, and identify potential collaborative studies, projects, or activities.
Through these cooperative efforts, the US and UK will continue to improve coordination and interoperability to maintain freedom of action in space, optimize resources, and enhance mission assurance and resilience.