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New Space Force Exercise Provides Training in Simulated Environment

Exercise Red Skies

New Space Force Exercise Provides Training in Simulated Environment

The U.S. Space Force has concluded the first iteration of Exercise Red Skies, which used simulation technology to provide Space Operations Command personnel with orbital warfare training.

Brig. Gen. Todd Moore, deputy commander of host organization Space Training and Readiness Command, said the exercise enabled guardians to execute operational tactics in a “dynamic, threat-representative orbital domain,” DVIDS reported Friday.

Moore added that he expects Red Skies to “become a mainstay” as SpOC and STARCOM collaborate to reach training goals.

Red Skies, which ran from Dec. 11 to 15, covered tactical command and control of multiple satellites.

The event led to requirements being identified to design more realistic orbital warfare simulations and enhance integrated sortie planning. Lt. Col. Scott Nakatani, 392nd Combat Training Squadron commander, said such lessons will factor into future Red Skies iterations and broader Space Force exercises.

According to Nakatani, future iterations of Red Skies could involve more units in C2 scenarios and transition to live on-orbit operations.

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