Russia wants to use Iranian satellite to spy on Ukraine – The Washington Post

Russia has informed Iran of its intention to independently use the satellite to monitor targets in Ukraine.

The satellite will be launched on August 9 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome using a Soyuz rocket / photo from UNIAN
The satellite will be launched on August 9 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome using a Soyuz rocket / photo from UNIAN

In the sixth month of a full-scale invasion, Russia intends to spy on Ukraine using Iran ‘s Khayyam spy satellite .

It is reported by  The Washington Post .

The satellite will be launched on August 9 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome using a Soyuz rocket.

Iran plans to use it for spying in the Middle East. The Russian Federation has agreed to build the Canopus-V system for Khayyam, which will be equipped with a high-resolution camera that will allow Tehran to monitor important objects in Iran and the Persian Gulf almost continuously.

According to the publication, Russia informed Iran of its intention to independently use the satellite to monitor targets in Ukraine for several months or longer.

Western security officials noted that the satellite’s camera has a resolution of 1.2 meters, which significantly expands Iran’s capabilities, in particular because of the ability to “instruct” the new satellite to continuously monitor selected places, officials say.

(C)UNIAN 2022

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