India to launch first military satellite

by Staff Reporter | June 4th, 2012

Indian forces are ready to launch the nation’s first military satellite, the Times of India reported on Monday.

The satellite, which will be on orbit over the Indian Ocean, will transfer high speed data, and link all Indian naval ships, submarines, airplanes and control centres on the shore into a single information network

The satellite is designed for naval intelligence and communications, according to the newspaper, which added that the device is ready and its launch is expected in about a month, quoting an unnamed government source.

The satellite, which will be on orbit over the Indian Ocean, will transfer high speed data, and link all Indian naval ships, submarines, airplanes and control centres on the shore, into a single information network.

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