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Media: China is building a tracking station in Argentina

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China is building its first overseas space tracking and telemetry station in Argentine Patagonia, reports Expert Online with reference to the resource Week.




“Although the Chinese authorities claim that the complex is purely civilian, nevertheless, military specialists will also be involved in its construction,” the resource writes citing its sources.

The publication notes that "the official purpose of the project is to observe the moon, however, there are suspicions that the observatory will be used to intercept satellite communications from other states."

According to a diplomatic source, “the object will have a dual purpose, and will be able to expose communications, electronic networks, electromagnetic systems to the destructive effect, as well as collect data on rocket launches and other space activities, including unmanned aerial vehicles.”

In addition, the complex will be able to "fix the location of strategic weapons," the source added.

“He has the ability to gather information in the most unexpected areas of military competition,” he said.

Some critics of the project point out that “the“ peaceful use ”of the object for some reason begins precisely when China increases military activity in the South China Sea.”

According to the report, the station is scheduled to be commissioned in the spring of next year.
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  1. RUSS
    RUSS 25 May 2016 12: 49
    +3
    Strange, the pro-American candidate in the presidential election won in Argentina, and the Chinese were given the go-ahead for this construction. request
    1. Wiruz
      Wiruz 25 May 2016 12: 53
      +3
      Oh, well done Chinese! Their shoot everywhere ripened! laughing
      1. cniza
        cniza 25 May 2016 13: 00
        +6
        Quote: RUSS
        Strange, the pro-American candidate in the presidential election won in Argentina, and the Chinese were given the go-ahead for this construction. request



        In Argentina, the situation with the economy is awful, and here is construction and jobs.
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    2. Vladimir61
      Vladimir61 25 May 2016 12: 55
      +5
      The news is belated.
      The Parliament of Argentina agreed to the construction of the station on February 25, 2015! And in 2016, the station should have already been commissioned.
      Unpleasant sensations in the other. Russia seemed to be "better friends", praise for the development of Russian-Argentine relations, a bunch of economic projects ... and China, in promoting its national security issues, was "ahead of the rest of the planet." And it's all about them damned - an investment of $ 300 million, which, unfortunately, Russia itself is not enough!
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      2. RUSS
        RUSS 25 May 2016 13: 03
        +1
        Quote: Vladimir61
        Ament Argentina agreed to build the station on February 25, 2015!

        So under Christina Kirchner agreed.
      3. smershxnumx
        smershxnumx 25 May 2016 22: 42
        0
        Money rules the World .... Unfortunately, but it is so ... How would we not like it ...
    3. CAH4OYC
      CAH4OYC 25 May 2016 13: 24
      0
      Strange, pro-American candidate defeats Argentina

      So it is written the same: the media! :)
  2. corporal
    corporal 25 May 2016 12: 50
    +4
    The station is planned to be commissioned next spring.

    I was always struck by the speed of construction towards the Chinese good
    1. Wiruz
      Wiruz 25 May 2016 12: 54
      +3
      I was always struck by the speed of construction towards the Chinese

      As in the old joke:
      "One anti-tank detachment of the PRC Armed Forces numbers up to two hundred people. Their task is to disassemble the enemy's tank into parts while it is reloading the gun." laughing
    2. Lt. Air Force stock
      Lt. Air Force stock 25 May 2016 12: 57
      +3
      Quote: Corporal
      I was always struck by the speed of construction towards the Chinese

      They always have supply chains debugged, to look at our defense complex so constantly then delays are something else. Only Varshavyanka’s submarines are built like hot cakes. And I would like other military products to be produced at such a pace. For example, to build 7 Ash-trees in 7 years. So the second submarine Kazan was laid down at the shipyard on July 24, 2009, and it still cannot be completed for 7 years.
  3. bocsman
    bocsman 25 May 2016 12: 51
    0
    I slept "Smoked"! Now, after retirement, the CIA will hang him on their own tights.
  4. Comrade Glebov
    Comrade Glebov 25 May 2016 12: 52
    -2
    Well done, do not waste time in vain. And where, one wonders, is our missile and air base in Cuba, huh? Putin, are you silent?
    1. godofwar6699
      godofwar6699 25 May 2016 12: 57
      +1
      Cuba is at our plate
      1. gray smeet
        gray smeet 25 May 2016 13: 34
        +4
        Quote: godofwar6699
        Cuba is at our plate


        Oh - Now Cuba is right on the plate of the USA ... We are waiting for changes, and they are just around the corner, but our people like Comrade Glebov are all in the clouds.
        For the cheers-patriots - I visited Cuba in 2014 - I lived for almost a year ...
  5. Lt. Air Force stock
    Lt. Air Force stock 25 May 2016 12: 53
    0
    The main thing is for the United States to perceive this as a threat to national security and increase even more the already huge military budget.
    1. godofwar6699
      godofwar6699 25 May 2016 13: 01
      0
      Alternative regime change bully
  6. Wolka
    Wolka 25 May 2016 13: 01
    +1
    or maybe we’ll say something to build in Honduras or in Nicaragua, exactly all America can be monitored
  7. shura7782
    shura7782 25 May 2016 13: 02
    +4
    Honestly, the news is quite unexpected. There would be more similar news from Russia.
  8. BOB044
    BOB044 25 May 2016 13: 14
    0
    In addition, the complex will be able to "fix the location of strategic weapons," the source added.
    What can I say well done Chinese.
    1. Simpsonian
      Simpsonian 25 May 2016 14: 08
      0
      The Malvinas Islands will soon become Chinese ...
      1. corporal
        corporal 25 May 2016 14: 48
        0
        Quote: Simpsonian
        The Malvinas Islands will soon become Chinese ...

        Explain why suddenly?
  9. weksha50
    weksha50 25 May 2016 15: 49
    +1
    When you read such news about the Chinese, terms such as "diffusion", "entropy" involuntarily come to mind ... Slowly they move to where they need to, to key points of the world ...

    It would also be nice for us to have such a station there ... The Chinese practically pulled their own missile defense system to the US borders without any loud statements about the deployment of their missile defense in foreign territories ...

    They even take envy ...