SOUTHCOM Hosts New US Space Force ‘US-Brazil Space Engagement Talks’

SOUTHCOM Hosts New US Space Force ‘US-Brazil Space Engagement Talks’

By U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs/Edited by Diálogo Staff
August 31, 2020

U.S. Southern Command hosted U.S. Space Force and Brazilian counterparts for the newly established virtual U.S.-Brazil Space Engagement Talks. This is the first senior space flag officer event between the U.S. and Brazil and the first such event for the U.S. Space Force.

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

The talks provided a forum to advance U.S. 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 U.S.-Brazil space operations strengthen U.S. 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.