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After ICBM launch, India to launch a radar spy satellite tomorrow.

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posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 04:43 PM
Just a week after its ICBM test we are about to witness the launch of a synthetic aperture spy satellite. These are sats which can view through cloud cover or darkness to spy on enemy movements. This is the first radar spy sat from India. All the previous sats were optical high resolution sats which means they were useless in cloud cover or darkness.

Pics and info HERE
edit on 25/4/12 by asen_y2k because: iPad auto correcting correct stuff!

posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 04:48 PM
So they're moving from strictly visual survey satellites to military reconnaissance as the focus? Interesting.. I've always thought of India as a very powerful up and comer in world politics, but not a real leader for pushing their own ability to prject power. I wonder if that needs some serious reconsideration. Perhaps India is reaching the point of asserting their place and size for that region. I could think of worse...and I could sure think of worse nations to become the dominant one. Not bad, all things considered. China's reaction will be interesting to watch over the coming months though.

posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 04:58 PM
reply to post by Wrabbit2000

There have been a lot of military development lately that I am aware of. A few of them are:

1. Launching of a nuclear submarine with nuclear missile launch capabilities and also leasing of an Akula Class nuclear submarine from Russia.

2. Launching of an ICBM which can cover whole of Europe.

3. Building of two new aircraft carriers.

4. Buying 126 new French Rafale Jets and 250 Russian 4.5 generation Sukoi30 jets.

5. Building of more than 10-15 stealth frigates and destroyers with long range missiles capable of projecting power.

6. Buying naval transport docks capable of transporting huge numbers of troops and iquipments to far away shores.

All these within a very short time frame.

posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 05:07 PM
reply to post by asen_y2k

Okay, you remind me why a % of my time is split watching topics come up here. It's better than CNN and Fox combined! (Sometimes)

I hadn't heard half of that and sure appreciate the information for context in that area of the world. There is a lot going on, apparently, totally outside of Iran, Afghan and the whole mess further West.

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