ALGERIA PROCURES FIRST RECON SATELLITES

  • Middle East Newsline
  • February 03, 2006
LONDON [MENL] -- Algeria has begun procurement of dual-use spacereconnaissance capabilities and technologies. In the first stage of the project, the Algerian National Space Centerordered two satellites from EADS with capabilities that would exceed thoseof any other Arab or Islamic state in the Middle East. The Alsat-2A andAlsat-2B were identified as reconnaissance facilities meant for civilianapplications.
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