Japan launches new unit to step up defence in outer space

Japan launches new unit to step up defence in outer space
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Japan Defense Minister Taro Kono, left, hands off a unit flag of the Space Operations Squadron to the head of the unit Toshihide Ashiki, right, at a launch ceremony at the Defense Ministry Monday, May 18, 2020, in Tokyo. (Kyodo News via AP) TOKYO — Japan launched its new space defence unit Monday to monitor and counter threats to the country’s satellites. The Space Operations Squadron, part of Japan’s Air Self-Defence Force, starts with 20 members and is expected to grow to about 100 members once the unit is fully operational in 2023. The role of the unit is […]

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