Australia and the United States signed an agreement a secret spy satellite to monitor the Asia-Pacific
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Australian “The Age” website reported on February 7 original title: Australia and the U.S. signed a secret spy satellite protocol
Australia is trying to purchase their own satellite in order to strengthen the Asia-Pacific area surveillance, while the Australian and U.S. have begun to establish partnerships to share the top-secret spy satellite intelligence.
between Washington and Canberra, the secret agreement, to (GEOINT (from surveillance satellites and reconnaissance aircraft to obtain images of geospatial intelligence and other information) fields to strengthen cooperation and intelligence sharing.
Labor federal government in February 2008 signing of the agreement, the Simple Secret to the car pricing web site provides access to a secret power in the United States Embassy disclosed.
The telegram reported that , February 2008, held in Canberra during the Australia-US ministerial meeting a “secret meeting”, the former Defense Minister Fitzgibbon and U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ report on green space in the Earth’s cooperation “signed a item “Declaration of Principles”.
United States and Australia have long been under the guidance of the two countries the United States, Britain, Australia, Canada, the new cooperation between the British and American signals intelligence framework agreement closely.
Whether it is the 2008 Australia-US Ministerial Communiqué, or at the media conference followed, no mention of this new agreement the GEOINT in the disclosure of the U.S. embassy in Canberra sent the telegram, the agreement was specifically as “confidential”.
allegedly involved in the implementation of this agreement is the main body image and the Australian Defense Organization and the United States Geospatial Intelligence Agency National Geospatial.
agreement for federal A little-known government decision-making provides a background to this decision in May 2009 defense white paper mentioned in the table, up from purchasing a large spy satellite Elijah White Paper known as “priority.” Although the defense image and geo-spatial organization has provided the United States and access to commercial satellite images from the image provider, but the satellite image of Australia as a consumer rather than producer of the Australian intelligence community, the situation has been so worried about.
the federal government did not release any further information, including projected cost and other U.S. Boeing, Raytheon or Lockheed Martin in the procurement of the satellite in the most likely business partner in the satellite manufacturing and launching of the United States responsible for manipulating U.S. spy satellites, said the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office was closely involved in Australia this project.