SOUTHCOM hosts new US Space Force ‘US – Brazil Space Engagement Talks’

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Screenshot of a virtual session during the US-Brazil Space Engagement Talks hosted by US Southern Command Aug. 4, 6, 11, and 13. The talks aimed to strengthen both nations’ already strong space partnership and identify opportunities for cooperation between the US military and the Brazilian government. (SOUTHCOM photo)

By US Southern Command Public Affairs

US Southern Command hosted US Space Force and Brazilian counterparts for the newly established virtual US-Brazil Space Engagement Talks. Not only is this the first senior space flag officer event between the US and Brazil, but it is the first such event for the US Space Force.

The talks, held during separate virtual sessions August 4, 6, 11, and 13, aimed to strengthen both nations’ already strong space partnership and identify opportunities for cooperation between the US military and the Brazilian government.

The talks provided a forum to advance US and Brazilian objectives in the development of space capabilities to support combined space operations. Discussions focused on future collaboration opportunities in space situational awareness; research, development, test, and evaluation; launch; satellite command and control; among other areas.

Brazil is a leader in space operations in Latin America with very close ties to the United States. Combined US-Brazil space operations strengthen US and allied competitive advantage by improving mission assurance and military effectiveness across all domains.

The United States’ space partnership with Brazil and other regional partners helps ensure access and the use of space for responsible and safe purposes.

The virtual talks included participants from the Brazilian ministry of defense, the Brazilian Air Force (FAB), the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB), the US Embassy in Brazil, US Southern Command, US Space Force, US Space Command, the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy, the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Space and Missiles Systems Center (SMC), Air Forces Southern, and the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL).

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