Tokyo is part of the so-called Quadrilateral Security Dialogue with these countries.
The Japanese Government intends to strengthen cooperation in space exploration with the United States, Australia and India, with which it is part of the so-called Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad). At the same time, Tokyo proceeds from the need to respond to military threats that, in its opinion, are growing in near-Earth space, according to the draft of the fundamentals of Japanese policy in space, which has now been prepared, national public television reported on Tuesday.
According to him, the course to strengthen quadrilateral cooperation in near-Earth space will be confirmed at the upcoming Quad summit in Tokyo next week.
The project notes that Japan intends to launch a special satellite by 2026 to monitor the situation in orbit and the actions of vehicles from other countries there. Tokyo will also explore the possibility of its participation in a large-scale American program to launch a large number of small satellites to track missile launches, including hypersonic ones.
The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue was founded in 2007 as a mechanism of interaction in the Asia-Pacific region and the Indian Ocean zone. The first meeting of the foreign ministers of the four countries was held in September 2019 in New York. The first Quad Summit was held in March 2021. In connection with the pandemic, it was arranged in a virtual format. In September 2021, the first face-to-face summit of the association was organized in Washington.