Commandement des Opérations Espace

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This thread is for the new High Command (or grand operations command in the French air force's parlance) for Space Operations of the Armée de l'Air Française that President Macron has just announced. A Space Force in other words. Apparently Macron intends to eventually rename the air force as the Air and Space Force (Force Aérienne et Spatiale?).





 

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A number of commentators believe that the new organization will replace the existing Commandement Interarmées de l'Espace (CIE) of the French Armed Forces outright.
 

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France has just officially integrated military space activity with its air force ((link in Fr) : the nearly century old AdlA becoming l'armée de l'air et de l'espace (AdlAE ?)


More bit here also:


As a side note, French readers will notice how we've cleverly dodged that being branded "la couscous air force" !!
 
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New logo:
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Based in Toulouse, the Space Command should reach full operational capacity in 2025 with a staff of almost 500. There are currently 220 men and women working on developing capabilities to protect military satellites from being approached by satellites operated by foreign powers.

 

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PARIS — The French city of Toulouse is to be NATO’s new center for excellence in military space. The decision was taken by NATO on Jan. 28 but was officially announced Feb. 4.
Germany had also lobbied to host the center, which will be set up at the CST (Centre Spatial de Toulouse), which is also to be the headquarters of France’s Military Space Command, on the site of France’s national space studies center known as CNES.
 

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"Parce que je vole Bien"
This could well be the catch phrase that you could hear soon among other TV commercials : the French air and Space Force (l'AAE - pronounce la la leh) launches its own fashion brand!

Cette institution créée en 1934 a décidé de lancer une marque de prêt-à-porter et d’accessoires en partenariat avec Aero-Design Collection.
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This institution, created in 1934, decided to launch a ready-to-wear and accessories brand in partnership with Aero-Design Collection.

 
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