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LAAD 2017: Amazon-watch services on offer

7th April 2017 - 08:00 GMT | by Tim Fish in Rio de Janeiro


The Brazilian military has an acute need for more observation systems to watch its extensive Amazon border region.

The Brazilian Air Force has released a tender for purchasing satellite images that includes radar data and the use of satellites under the CENSIPAM programme to protect the Amazon.

Brazilian company Telespazio, which is 66% owned by Italian company Leonardo and 33% owned by Thales Alenia Space, is offering its Cosmo-SkyMed satellite constellation to provide space-based coverage of the area. Japan is the most recent customer of imagery from this service.

Telespazio's CEO, Mario Laurent, told Shephard that there are four satellites

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Tim Fish


Tim Fish

Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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