Title: COMSAT Advisory Board (CAB) GCSB Update 21 March 2012

Release Date: 2015-03-08

Document Date: 2012-03-21

Description: This GCSB presentation dated 21 March 2012 shows that the Waihopai listening station’s main target was a satellite based above the Kiribati islands: see the Sunday Star Times article Snowden files: Inside Waihopai’s domes, 8 March 2015.

Document: COMSAT Advisory Board (CAB)

GCSB Update

21 March 2012

The Overall Classification of this briefing is:
S E C R E T COMINT REL TO NZL FVEY

o GCSB Management/Economic
Climate

o Ploughshares Update

o IRONSAND Mission

o SHAREDQUEST

o General

GCSB Management/Economic Climate

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o Senior Management changes

• Director, GCSB

Mr Ian Fletcher, wef 1 Feb 12

GCSB Management/Economic Climate

o Government policy

Co-location of GCSB and NZSIS underway
Economic pressures unprecedented
Demand for performance & value for money
No new money over the next 2-3 yrs







o Civil proceedings - Judgement

o Court of Appeal

o Way ahead

o Satellite changes

• IS-701 replaced by IS-18

Intelsat IS-701
180° East

Beams in View

Global

Western Hemi

Intelsat 18
180° East

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o New Technologies

Now affecting South Pacific mission:
o WAN Optimization - SILVER PEAK
o PCMA carriers

o VSAT -ViaSat Skylinx VSAT links being
replaced by a Huawei VoiP system

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o Project SPEARGUN underway

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o DARKQUEST(DQ)

• Initial capability installed Nov 10

• DQ upgrade this week

• Phase II funding delayed

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• Phase II funding delays

o FALLOWHAUNT (FH)

• Installed Nov 10

• No KEYCARD capability

o NSA T&F Up-grade

• Installation scheduled for May 2012



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o APPARITION

• MoA signed

• Installation planned for June 2012

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o GPS - reference installation - Sep 12

o SHADOWCAT awaited

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