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Israel launched a new spy satellite.

After months of delays, the TECSAR satellite was launched into space Monday from an Israeli air base.

The TECSAR features an all-weather, day-or-night radar imaging system that will significantly improve Israel’s ability to monitor Iran and other Middle East foes.

Two Israeli-made Ofek satellites, with conventional optical camera, already are in orbit.

Israel is among a handful of countries that manufactures and deploys its own satellites.

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