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DigitalGlobe Satellite Imagery of Russian Military Exercise

By [email protected] - 25th October 2018 - 10:50

Two of DigitalGlobe’s high-resolution imaging satellites (GeoEye-1 and WorldView-3) collected new imagery in the morning of September 13, 2018, of the large Russian military exercise, known as Vostok 2018, being conducted at the Tsugol training area in eastern Russia. The satellite imagery captured an airborne paradrop in progress with Il-76 Candid airplanes in flight dropping airborne fighting vehicles, equipment and personnel with parachutes. Additionally, the images reveal the scale and scope of the exercise, with thousands of armoured vehicles, artillery and equipment assembled in formation and conducting a parade while Russian President Putin reportedly observed the forces.www.digitalglobe.com