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AMAZON SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM [1 record]

Record 1 2017-05-11

English

Subject field(s)
  • System Names
  • Spacecraft
  • Remote Sensing
CONT

President Fernando Henrique Cardoso flew to the jungle city of Manaus on Thursday to inaugurate the Amazon Surveillance System, a $1.4 billion network of radar stations and computers built by U.S. defense contractor Raytheon Corp. that will track everything from illegal landing strips to climatic conditions to soil composition in the world's largest wilderness. The system, known here as SIVAM, aims to help protect the Amazon from environmental destruction and drug-dealing guerrillas while providing data to unlock the region's economic potential.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Noms de systèmes
  • Engins spatiaux
  • Télédétection
CONT

Le Brésil tient désormais à l'œil l'Amazonie. Entré en service jeudi, le Système de surveillance de l'Amazonie (Sivam) permettra à Brasilia d'établir un contrôle effectif sur cette région immense qui couvre 61% du territoire du Brésil. Destiné à en surveiller l'espace, aérien et terrestre, le dispositif du Sivam allie couverture satellite, radars fixes et mobiles, et avions de télédétection.

Spanish

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