Threat of space-based attack by hostile states is intensifying, says Gavin Williamson

Britain must be ready to counter the “intensifying threats” to everyday life emerging in space, Gavin Williamson has said, as he announced the launch of the UK’s first defence space strategy.

The defence secretary confirmed he would boost the number of personnel working in the defence space sector by a fifth over five years to more than 600, and said the RAF Air Command would take on responsibility for “command and control” of UK military space operations.

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