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'Act of espionage': France accuses Russia of trying to spy on satellite data


'Act of espionage': France accuses Russia of trying to spy on satellite data The French defence minister has accused Russia of attempting to intercept France’s satellite communications, calling it an act of espionage. Florence Parly said Russia tried to intercept transmissions and spy on a satellite providing secure communications for the French military last year. In a speech outlining France’s space policy and security issues, Parly said that the Athena-Fidus satellite, operated jointly by France and Italy, was approached “a bit too closely” by Russia’s Luch-Olymp craft, known for its advanced listening capacity.   More



(Source: The Guardian - Sep 8)

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