Skip to comments.The American military is using Chinese satellites
Posted on 04/30/2013 4:21:45 PM PDT by w4women
U.S. forces are so heavily saturated with different communication devices that if not transmitted by satellite would cause serious problems.
Data flow is so great that there are no adequate available satellites. The Pentagon has quietly hired a Chinese satellite, APSTAR-7, through which will flow communications with the army in Africa.
Information about buying Chinese satellite transfers arose at a meeting of one of the sub-committees of the U.S. Congress. - snip - Due to the embargo of military technology, it is ironic that the APSTAR-7 is used by he Americans, who are the leaders in the construction of satellites, but there is no satellite available from the USA.
The Pentagon hired a Chinese device to improve communication with the troops in Africa, because its own military satellites, and those already hired from other countries, lacked capacity. The capacity was only available from the Chinese, Mr Loverro said.
For a dce, the Pentagon has been forced to transfer military data by civilian satellites, because of the lack of capacity on the military satellites. There is no prospect of that changing in the future.
This immediately raised questions about the security of information transmitted over the APSTAR-7.
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I wish there was something we could take for an unwanted presidency.
We are sooooo screwed.
Encrypted is encryted. Makes no difference who the carrier is.
Get a good enema. That is the only way we are going to get the crap of the White House and Congress.
Meanwhile, who in DOD thought up this brilliant idea? Panetta? Hagel (probably not involved in initial decision); Dempsey?
How low we have come in just a few years, when intelligence actually meant “Intelligence”, both informational and from the mind. Today we have scraped the barrel of the Politically Correct, Asskissing/Promotion Protecting spineless and mindless military leaders.
Shit, I met No. Vietnamese officers who were smarter than our present “crew”. And these were once the enemy, not our current leaders.
Even so, the carrier can make that encrypted data disappear at their will/need/want.
Correct lots of encrypted data travels over commercial lines
Guess they never watched the new battlestar galactica.
Free traders are happy.