A patchwork of agreements to share data and tasking rights for imaging intelligence between France, Italy and Germany is poised to go into effect with the commissioning of new X-band radar satellite networks. Italy declared its €1.1-billion ($1.5-billion) CosmoSkyMed synthetic aperture imint system operational on Oct. 5, four months after the initial satellite was launched (AW&ST Oct. 15, p. 21). The four-satellite, dual-use system will be available for space-based intelligence, ...


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