Tuesday, July 10, 2007

38°49'4.40"N, 121°29'39.82"E. or Google Earth as a intelligence tool

Strategic Security blog reports about a large Chinese submarine docked in China. May be countries without big intelligence budgets also using Google Earth to do their Spy work! But the article is very informative and so is the following commentaries;
A commercial satellite image appears to have captured China's new nuclear ballistic missile submarine. The new class, known as the Jin-class or Type 094, is expected to replace the unsuccessful Xia-class (Type 092) of a single boat built in the early 1980s.

The new submarine was photographed by the commercial Quickbird satellite in late 2006 and the image is freely available on the Google Earth web site.

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