31 May '16, 12pm

'It's a Sicilian message': @USNavy meets its match in Italian court

'It's a Sicilian message': @USNavy meets its match in Italian court

At the US Navy base in Niscemi, Sicily, one of the world's most sophisticated military communications systems stands. Three giant satellite dishes sit on top of a hill, reminding locals of the unwanted US military presence. © Flickr/ DVIDSHUB US Navy Plans New Secure Satellite Communications Launch in May Over the last decade, the US has made huge investments in a complex satellite system called 'Mobile User Object Systems' (MUOS). The purpose is to allow American soldiers anywhere in the world to access encrypted cell phone data that can receive sensitive information related to military matters. The beauty of the device is that it will transmit information via 3G, so there is no need for a cellphone tower nearby. The US Navy wanted to introduce the system to make communications faster, and more secretive. The MUOS system is made of four ground bases around the world, whic...

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