Aerospace Operations Command
Comando de Operações Aeroespaciais
Coat of arms of COMAE
Active2017; 7 years ago (2017)[1]
Country Brazil
TypeAir and space command
Part of Brazilian Air Force
Garrison/HQBrasília, DF
Nickname(s)COMAE
Motto(s)Ascendere Et Delere
(Latin for "Ascend and Destroy")

The Aerospace Operations Command (Portuguese: Comando de Operações Aeroespaciais - COMAE) is a Brazilian joint air and space command created in 2017[1][2][3] and is part of the Brazilian Air Force. Is responsible for planning, coordinating, executing and controlling the country's air and space operations.[4] The Brazilian Navy and Brazilian Army also are part of the organization.

Mission

The COMAE was formed as a Brazilian Air Force command with the main mission of oversee all air and space operations in the country and includes personnel from the Brazilian Army and Brazilian Navy. Other missions include the operations of satellites in orbit for imagery intelligence, military communications, reconnaissance and earth observation roles in joint operation with the Brazilian Space Agency and the National Institute for Space Research from the Space Operations Center (COPE), and other facilities in the country,[5] also orbital and sub-orbital launches from the Alcântara Space Center. The organization also contributes to the sovereignty of airspace and to the integration of the national territory through air tracking systems such the CINDACTA, similitar system to the North American NORAD.[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "COMAE". Brazilian Air Force (in Portuguese). Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  2. ^ Souza, José Alexandre Ferreira de (2023-05-17). "A coordenação da Operação de Apoio ao Povo Yanomami pelo Comando de Operações Aeroespaciais: geração de sinergia no emprego conjunto das Forças Armadas". Blog do Exército Brasileiro. Retrieved 2023-10-14.
  3. ^ Resende Júnior, Márcio Nunes de (2021). Comando Conjunto de Operações Especiais: uma Proposta (PDF) (Monograph). Escola Superior de Guerra. p. 16.
  4. ^ "COMAE media" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  5. ^ "Cerimônia marca inauguração das instalações do Centro de Operações Espaciais". Brazilian Air Force (in Portuguese). June 24, 2020.
  6. ^ "Ministro da Justiça visita Comando de Operações Aeroespaciais". Brazilian Air Force (in Portuguese). 18 December 2020.