Monday, January 19, 2009

India buys Warrior spy in the sky

Antenna Technology Communications (ATCi) has sold its Warrior Satellite Monitoring and Surveillance System to the Indian region.

The Warrior Satellite Monitoring System is designed for government and military use and allows snooping on satellite communications. It can manage, control, and archive the data, voice and video content being carried on any given satellite on any given transponder in its viewing arc simultaneously.

It also allows search and retrieval technology which can load metadata into an interlinked network of IP storage servers to provide high grade snooping tools.

In a press release, Antenna Technology said that, thanks to the terror attacks in Mumbai, there has become a heightened requirement for extensive monitoring and surveillance of everything in the sky for India and other countries around the world.

ATCi's CEO, Gary Hatch, said that the company had a long-standing history in successfully implementing several surveillance and monitoring systems for the Department of Defence and other like government and military agencies in the US. This made it logical to build a similar system for the Indian defence network.

He said that it was not enough to simply monitor satellites, as they must also have the ability to associate and provide critical algorithm patterning data which can ultimately process and associate unlimited IP data, thereby delivering greater security. X

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