Country: France Region: Paris
Locale: Les Alluets le Roi
Latitude: 48° 54' 29" N Longitude: 1° 55' 47" E
Area use / Military Branches: Active
The 'Frenchelon' SIGINT site at Les Alluets le Roi is one of the many stations in the French Echelon chain of command. Alluets-le-Roi started after WW2 as a radio transmitter station serving the communications of the SDECE Technical Service and performed occasional COMINT intercept duties for the SDECE as secondary mission.
In the 1970s the station was one of the principal sites where international telephone calls and FAX’s were intercepted.
In the 1990s, the first parabolic antennas for interception of satellite communications were placed at the station.
By 9/11,Both Alluets-le-Roi and Domme SIGINT station in the Dordogne were the DGSE’s http://www.dgse.gouv.fr/fr largest and most important intercept stations
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