When visiting Peru, you can tell quickly that technology is not their strongest point. However, recently Peru made a big leap in technology as it has bought a surveillance satellite from France. The total cost was US$ 213 million which covers the cost of the satellite, includes the transfer of key technologies, and a ground control station. France will also be launching the spacecraft and ensuring that it is placed in the correct orbit. Once that takes place, France will begin providing Peru with imagery captured by the satellite.
The agreement was made between the Peruvian Defense Minister (more…)