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​Farnborough 2018: Civil satellites – challenge or opportunity for military?

12th July 2018 - 17:12 GMT | by Helen Haxell in London

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The every day accessibility of satellite technology is moving at such a rapid rate it is likely to have profound effects on security measures both now and in the future for militaries and air power operations.

Speaking from a civil perspective, the general public has access unwittingly and wittingly to satellite communications throughout their day to day lives from GPS to communication technologies.

What this raises in a wider context is that the rapid development of SATCOM technology is making it economical, freely available and, in some instances, engaging across the public and private spheres.

This is an issue which …

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