The US$300 million NIGCOMSAT-1R is Nigeria’s fourth orbiting satellite.
23 February, 2013
A high-level military delegation led by the Chief of Communications, Defence Headquarters Air Vice Marshal Sikiru Smith has paid a working visit to the Director General of the National Space Research and Development Agency, Dr. Seidu O. Mohammed.
An NTA News report monitored by Beegeagle’s Blog quoted Air Vice Marshal Smith as saying that the military are interested in collaborating with the NSRDA to move the tasks of intelligence gathering and border security forward.
In his response, Dr Mohammed confirmed that NigeriaSat-X has been deployed for surveillance purposes in Mali and that Nigerian AFISMA troops have already been availed with imagery of the Areas of Responsibility and other places of interest in northern Mali, in resolutions of 2.5 square metres.
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