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Report: Israel to launch satellite

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Israel plans to launch a new spy satellite this month.

India Defense magazine reported this week that by month’s end, Israel will launch a TechSar satellite from the Indian air base of Sriharikota.

According to the report, the satellite has advanced optics allowing it to collect high-resolution photographs of round targets as small as two feet across.

Israeli and Indian officials declined comment.

India is Israel’s most important foreign defense partner after the United States.

Israel, which needs eyes in the sky to track the weapons programs of Syria and Iran, last launched a spy satellite in June.

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