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Title: The RAF and space doctrine: A second century and a second space age
Authors: Bowen, Bleddyn E.
First Published: 8-Aug-2018
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge) for Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI)
Citation: RUSI Journal
Abstract: This article assesses the latest edition of the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) joint space doctrine, the second edition of which was published in December 2017, and considers its convergence with and divergence from US doctrine. The increasing maturation of space technology may pose some challenges to the RAF’s status as the lead military space organisation in the MoD as the service heads into its second century. Overall, however, Bleddyn E Bowen argues that this doctrine places a firm intellectual foundation for the growth of space power in both the RAF and the MoD as a whole.
DOI Link: 10.1080/03071847.2018.1494349
ISSN: 1744-0378
Embargo on file until: 8-Feb-2020
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2018, Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI). Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy. (
Description: The file associated with this record is under embargo until 18 months after publication, in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy. The full text may be available through the publisher links provided above.
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