Arianespace to help launch Indian EO satellite to boost intel gathering

Arianespace to help launch Indian EO satellite to boost intel gathering

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India, October 14, 2014: French space company Arianespace is planning to launch an Indian earth observation satellite (EOS) on December 4. It would contain an Electronic Intelligence System (ELINT) package that will boost New Delhi's capability to collect strategic intelligence in the neighbourhood.

The matter was discussed at the 26th India-France Strategic Dialogue meeting on October 9 with Jacques Audibert, diplomatic advisor to French President Francois Hollande, when he met India's National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.

The ELINT satellite project was moved through NTRO in 2011 with both sides freezing technical classifications and parameter in 2013 strategic dialogue.

Source: HT