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SIGINT - Geraldton Satcom station

Last modified: 07 Aug 2015
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Country: Australia    Region: WT

Locale: Geraldton

Latitude: 28° 41' 39" S     Longitude: 114° 50' 38" E

Area use / Military Branches: ADF/NSA (Echelon)

 
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This is the Geraldton ELINT facility, operated by Australian and British personnel. The British personnel were previously assigned to Hong Kong, Site construction started in the 1990s. It is reported to have 4 satellite antennas trained on satellites above the Indian Ocean and the Pacific. According to statements under oath in the Australian Parliament by an expert, transmissions from civilian telecommunications satellites are intercepted and since 2008 it controls geostationary satellites - those with the highest priority parked over the Indian Ocean to monitor all communications over the area.

Info Sydney Herald http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/secret-new-us-spy-base-in-offing/2007/02/15/1171405303064.html



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