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Tuesday, 11 February 1986
Page: 79

(Question No. 205)


Senator Bolkus asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence, upon notice, on 17 April 1985:

(1) When did the United States officially designate its personnel at Nurrungar as 5 Defense Space Communications Squadron of Headquarters Space Command.

(2) Was this unit previously designated Space and Missile Systems Organisation (SAMSO) Detachment 2, Air Force Systems Command (AFSC); if so, when was this designation applicable.


Senator Gareth Evans —The Minister for Defence has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(1) US personnel serving at Nurrungar came under United States Air Force Space Command on 1 May 1983. Information on US Space Command is in Hansard (House of Representatives) 4 September 1984 page 562.

(2) No.