deutschland: Space centre in Ramstein?

October 31, 2020

NATO is preparing for the fact that wars will also be fought in space in the future. A space centre is now to be built in Ramstein.

According to information from the German Press Agency, a kind of think tank for NATO’s space activities is also to be established in the near future. Recently, Kalkar in North Rhine-Westphalia and Toulouse in France were discussed as possible sites for this Centre of Excellence. The Joint Air Power Competence Centre (JAPCC) is already based in Kalkar. In support of its bid, Toulouse is stressing the fact that the French national space command is currently also being set up there. NATO’s plans are a consequence of the fundamental decision taken last year to declare space an independent area of operations.