November 5, 2007
Russian Spy Plane to Act As Telecoms Carrier
"It is one of these M-55 Geophysica's which, according to the manufacturer will be used next Feb-March as a demonstration plane in Malaysia to offer a range telecoms services.
The idea is to use the plane to provide telecom coverage in areas where satellite coverage is spotty, or for emergency relief following disasters which take out landline and cellular networks on the ground.
Being a very high altitude plane enables it to cover a much wider area on the ground with its telecoms radio uplinks."
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