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Analysts warn against reliance on Chinese weather satellites

8th August 2013 - 16:16 GMT | by Andrew White in London

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The US Department of Defense (DoD) is in danger of relying on Chinese state-owned satellites for future meteorological service requirements should a suitable alternative fail to be implemented, industry experts have warned.

According to subject matter experts at the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), the DoD must decide to launch its own programme or continue to rely on a mix of military and civilian satellites in the US and Europe.

However, analysts have warned that should any of this small number of payload carriers fail, the only remaining option would be to ask the Chinese government for assistance.

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