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Sicily: Stop the U.S. military radar network – M.U.O.S. (Italy)

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

What is the M.U.O.S.

The M.U.O.S. (Mobile User Objective System) is a modern, satellite-based telecommunications system in the U.S. military. It consists of five geostationary satellites and four ground stations, of which 3 already exist in the desert of the U.S. state of Virginia, one in the Australian desert and one on one of the isles of Hawaii, exclusively used for military purposes. The fourth will be set up in the south of Sicily, 2km from Niscenni, a small town with 20,000 inhabitants. Each of these ground stations is equipped with three parabolic antennas on the diameter of 18.4 meters, which transmit in the microwave range, and two 149 meter high helical antennas in the UHF spectrum. (more…)

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