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April 22nd, 2012

Schriever International Wargame...Space Safety—The Future And Beyond

[SatNews] Allies collaborating to plan and prevent agressive reactions in space involves more than a road map...

Schriever Wargame 2010: Senior Leadership Seminar involving military, civil, and industry leaders.

The Space Innovation and Development Center is conducting the seventh Schriever Wargame at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, that began April 20, 2012.

The Schriever Wargame, set in the year 2023, explores critical space issues and investigates the integration activities of multiple agencies associated with space systems and services. Schriever Wargame 2012 International Game (SW12 IG) includes international partners from Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and for the first time in its history, country representatives within the NATO Alliance from Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands and Turkey.

The objectives of the wargame centers on:

1. examining options of how to optimize space efforts from participating allies and Australia in support of a notional NATO expeditionary operation;

2) identifying ways to increase the resilience of space capabilities in a contested environment through expanded international and private-sector cooperation and coordination;

3) determining operational challenges associated with defense of space capabilities employed in support of the operation;

4) examining the operational integration of cyber into defense of the space domain;

5) expanding understanding of the operational benefits of broader international participation in combined space operations.

The SW12 IG scenario depicts NATO counter-piracy operations around the Horn of Africa. Operation JOLLY ROGER is a notional NATO operation supporting a multi-national task force charged with finding and stopping Horn of Africa piracy operations.  These piracy operations are supported by—and are supporting—al Shabaab, an al Qaeda affiliate in Africa.

The Space Innovation and Development Center will conduct this wargame on behalf of Air Force Space Command, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Approximately 270 military and civilian experts from more than 30 agencies around the country as well as from Australia and NATO nations will participate in the wargame. 

Agencies participating include:

  • International Staff
  • International Military Staff
  • Allied Command Operations
  • Allied Command Transformation
  • Joint Force Command  Brunssum
  • Joint Force Command  Naples
  • Joint Warfare Center
  • NATO Communication and Information Systems Services Agency
  • NATO Consultation
  • Command and Control Agency
  • Joint Air Power Competency Center
  • Air Force Space Command
  • Army Space and Missile Defense Command
  • Naval Network and Space Operations Command
  • the National Reconnaissance Office
  • the DoD’s Executive Agent for Space Staff
  • Air Combat Command, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • U.S. European Command
  • U.S. Africa Command
  • U.S. Strategic Command
  • U.S. Southern Command
  • U.S. Special Operations Command
  • U.S. Northern Command
  • North American Aerospace Defense Command
  • Defense Information Systems Agency
  • the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
  • the National Security Agency
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • the Office of Homeland Security
  • Department of Transportation
  • Department of State
  • the Department of Commerce