Canadian Air Force Forms Space Division

Canadian Air Force Forms Space Division
Canadian Air Force Forms Space Division

The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) establishes the Space Division. This division, called 3 CSD, is to support the operations and day-to-day activities of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). The new division was formed in a ceremony at Carling National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario, on July 22, 2022.


Space-based capabilities will be developed to support CAF, including situational awareness, communications, command and control (C3), navigation, and weather. Canadian Minister of National Defence Anita Anand said, as the international security environment becomes increasingly complex, space is a critical domain for national security and says the division is part of building a military that can respond to “tomorrow’s threats.” The division will employ approximately 175 people over the next several years, nearly doubling the number of positions in the previous iteration, Director General Space. 
Canadian Air Force Forms Space Division
“The creation of Canada’s 3rd 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 future threats,” she said.
So far, several air forces from various countries have formed special space units, such as France, Australia, Germany, New Zealand, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.