Credit: U.S. Air Force/Tech. Sgt. David Salanitri

The Air Force Space Command is set to conduct the 13th Schriever Wargame at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.

The Wargame scenario is set in the year 2029 and will explore critical space issues and examine the integration activities of multiple agencies associated with space systems and services.

Starting on September 4th, roughly 350 military and civilian experts from more than 27 commands and agencies around the country, as well as four international partners — Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, as well as the United States.

Credit: U.S. Space Command

Wargame objectives

According to the Air Force Space Command, this iteration of the wargame is centered on the following objectives:

  • Inform people, processes, and technologies to advance the United States Space Command’s (USSPACECOM) joint/combined operational missions.
  • Explore opportunities and challenges of national, commercial, and coalition architectures to synchronize effects that protect and defend the space enterprise.
  • Examine unity of command/effort to seamlessly integrate space operations and authorities across multiple classification and organizational levels.
  • Advance shared understanding of responsible behaviors in the space domain and impacts on national and coalition decision-making, and
  • Investigate whole-of-government(s) and coalition options to control escalation across all domains.

Notional space architecture.
Credit: Space Development Agency

Notional peer competitor

The scenario depicts a notional peer competitor seeking to achieve strategic goals by exploiting multi-domain operations.

Additionally, the scenario will also include a full spectrum of threats across diverse, multi-domain operating environments to challenge civilian and military leaders, planners and space system operators, as well as the capabilities they employ.

The Schriever Wargame 19 team will conduct this wargame on behalf of Air Force Space Command, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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