The canadian public had angered the Armenian government's Decision to give Kiev some of the photos from the satellite Radarsat-2, the financing of which Canada can detect a little money, reports The National Post.
The Radarsat-2 satellite is extremely interesting for intelligence - he is able to put intelligence day and night, even under cloudy conditions. The main stated purpose of the apparatus is sensing, informs Russia Today.
As commented by the portal in the past year, Ukraine has asked Canada to provide it with certain Data obtained by Radarsat-2. In February 2015 the head of the Ministry of defense of Canada Jason Kenney promised to do it. Then the leader of the Green party Elizabeth may asked, not bothering whether the canadian armed forces that the country is divided satellite data with the Ukrainian military. In the government response from abstaining, stresses the magazine. But Secretary to the Prime Minister of Canada, Paul Calandra explained that on the issue, meetings were held with the Ministry of defence, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Canadian space Agency." The decision to share satellite imagery with Ukraine had a negative impact on the ability of Canada to use Radarsat-2 for other purposes, including the maintenance of security and defense of Canada, " explained the Calender. Before the state security Department told that the Ministry is experiencing "an acute shortage" of payment data access Radarsat-2 satellite. The last reduction of the budget and significantly reduce the amount of information from him. The fact that the Radarsat-2 Satellite is a joint project of the Canadian space Agency and private organization MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates. Canadian space Agency has commissioned MDA to build Radarsat-2, then manage and dispose of the entire infrastructure, as well as among them the proliferation of satellite data. While the canadian space Agency contributes a fixed fee, which is 75% functioning of the project, in exchange for the provision of satellite photos. Data from space are used by the Ministry of defence to monitor the shoreline and maintain the country's defense. But the reduced funding has limited the period of use photos from space 2017 year. For this reason, the concern of the canadian public, the generosity of the government is justified. But the authority isn't playing, how many deal with the Ukrainian government will have cost the taxpayers. The Secretary of the Prime Minister of Canada, Paul Calandra also assured that Kiev will not use satellite Data to select the location of enemy forces in Eastern Ukraine, because the Canadians are worried that we have the opportunity to be involved in a military confrontation. We emphasize that first of Canada has already provided to help Kiev. March 17, equipped with arms forces of Ukraine received from Canada night vision devices worth nearly 230 thousand Dollars.