Canada’s Department of National Defence announced the reorganization of its existing space affairs handled by the RCAF into 3 Canadian Space Division. The new division will still fall under the RCAF’s control.
“The establishment of 3 Canadian Space Division marks an important step forward in our work to build a cutting-edge, innovative military that can anticipate and act in response to tomorrow’s threats,” said National Defence minister Anita Anand.
Chief of Defence Staff General Wayne Eyre added, “The establishment of 3 Canadian Space Division marks another step forward in growing the space expertise and capabilities we depend on to successfully and effectively conduct operations.”
3 Canadian Space Division will be commanded by Brigadier-General Mike Adamson
Once the new division ramps up, it is expected to employ around 175 civilian and military personnel. This development is in response to the Combined Space Operations Initiative recently established by Canada together with allies Australia, France, Germany, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.