French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday joined the United States in announcing the creation of a new national military space.
Eye 9ja understands that the new national military space would eventually be part of his country’s air force.
The declaration was made on the eve of France’s Bastille Day national celebrations that feature a military parade.
President Emmanuel Macron revealed that the new space command would be created in September and aims to “ensure the development and reinforcement of our spacial abilities”.
Macron called the renewed military focus on space a “true national security issue” and said it would go to “better protecting our satellites”.