| By Anantha Krishnan M. | AVIATION WEEK |
Hyderabad | India | October 11, 2010 |
India plans to loft a series of dedicated satellites for defense purposes in the coming years, boosting the country’s capability to scan multiple activities on and across its borders.
“We are looking at launching one or two satellites every year to fulfill the requirements of all three military formations,” says V.K. Saraswat, chief of India’s Defense Research and Development Organization.
Although the Indian press has been reporting on the nation’s milsat plans, this is probably the first time that an official confirmation with details has been given. These satellites will have payloads for surveillance, imaging, navigation and communication.
“Once these satellites are operational, we will be able to see troop movements along the borders,” Saraswat says.
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