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ISRO, French agency to launch sat network to monitor Indian Ocean

07 March 2019

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ISRO and CNES have decided to set up a network of satellites for matitime surveillance to safeguard the Indian waters. CNES president Jean-Yves Le Gall and Isro chairman K Sivan signed an agreement in this regard in Bengaluru.

Talking to TOI, Isro chief Sivan said, "The agreement is a first step to set up a surveillance system where Isro and CNES will launch a series of satellites and set up ground stations that will be used for maritime domain awareness. The network of satellites will help detect, identify and track ships in the Indian Ocean in order to safeguard Indian waters from pirates and hostile ships.

Source: Times of India

Image credit: OMPR/ISRO - Isro chairman K Sivan with French space agency CNES president Jean-Yves Le Gall after signing an agreement on maritime surveillance system in Bengaluru