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Este blog está dedicado al análisis y discusión de temas relacionados con la seguridad nacional y la defensa. Aunque en este sitio se encontrará información primordialmente sobre México, también se abordarán temáticas que por su relevancia bien pudieran aplicarse a otras latitudes. El autor es fundador y Director de Inteligencia en Riskop, una firma mexicana de inteligencia estratégica y control de riesgos. Politólogo por el ITESM Campus Monterrey y egresado del William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (DPCT 2016). Investigador Externo del Instituto de Investigaciones Estratégicas de la Armada de México y conferencista en el Centro de Estudios Superiores Navales.

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Mexico increases its National Security and Defense SATCOM platform

Photo: Boeing MEXSAT

The Mexican Government signed a contract with Boeing worth US $1 Billion for the acquisition of three satellites for civilian and national security purposes.

According to the contractor, the Mexican Satellite System (MEXSAT) will “call for Boeing to design and deliver a complete end-to-end turnkey system consisting of: two Boeing 702HP geomobile satellites; an Orbital Sciences Corporation StarTM 2.4 satellite for fixed satellite services; two ground stations in México, with a spacecraft operations center for network management and operation; and ground-based beam-forming and communications network equipment…”

The satellites will operate over Mexico’s mainland, the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean. The ground-control operation centers will be placed in Mexico City and Hermosillo, in the northern state of Sonora.

MEXSAT will serve as Mexico’s main National Security and Defense Communications System for the next two decades.

PS. Besides MEXSAT, the Mexican Defense Ministry is building a Satellite Imagery Intelligence (IMINT) Center around the SPOT-5 satellite platform. You can learn more here: https://mxsecurity.wordpress.com/2010/06/09/the-army-and-air-force-increase-their-satellite-intelligence-capabilities/

One comment on “Mexico increases its National Security and Defense SATCOM platform

  1. mexsecurity says:

    Interesting post! This technology will vastly improve Mexico’s security. Also, I had no idea Boeing was working on security projects.

    Stop by my blog leave a comment!

    http://mexicosecurity.org/
    @Secure_Mexico

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