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00.3629 - Antennes satellite de Loèche. Texte déposé Dans le cadre de l'externalisation de secteurs industriels qui ne font plus partie du domaine d'activité principal de Swisscom, et qui remontent à l'époque où l'ancienne régie détenait un monopole en la matière, une antenne parabolique de télécommunication par satellite située à Loèche (VS) a été vendue à la société Verestar (Etats-Unis).

00.3629 - Antennes satellite de Loèche

Verestar collabore, entre autres, avec la marine de guerre américaine, et peut-être aussi avec la National Security Agency (NSA). Or, à proximité immédiate de cette antenne à usage civil se trouve le miroir parabolique du système d'écoute des communications par satellite SATOS 3. A ce propos, je prie le Conseil fédéral de répondre aux questions suivantes: 1. 2. 3.

Réponse du Conseil fédéral du 09.03.2001 1. Onyx (interception system) Onyx interception station in Leuk Detail of Leuk interception station Onyx is a Swiss intelligence gathering system maintained by the Federal Intelligence Service - Nachrichtendienst des Bundes (NDB).

Onyx (interception system)

The costs of the system are not public, but the amount of 100 million Swiss francs has been mentioned several times,[1] in particular in 2000 by Werner Marti, SP deputy to the National Council of Switzerland. In March 2005, journalist Urs Paul Engeler estimated that the costs (hidden in various military construction budgets) reached 400 million CHF.[2] The Onyx system was launched in 2000, originally under the name SATOS-3 (the SATOS 1 and 2 systems were started in 1992, in particular to intercept faxes), and was completed in late 2005. The goal of the system is to monitor both civil and military communications, such as telephone, fax or Internet traffic, carried by satellite. 46°19′05″N 7°38′43″E. Signals intelligence by alliances, nations and industries. For the unifying conceptual and technical factors in this intelligence discipline, see Signals intelligence.

Signals intelligence by alliances, nations and industries

For specific collection platforms, see SIGINT Operational Platforms by Nation for current collection systems, and for context, see SIGINT in Modern History. For a complete hierarchical list of related articles, see the intelligence cycle management hierarchy. Multilateral SIGINT[edit] Many organizations, national or not, are responsible for communications security as well as SIGINT; the organization makes codes and ciphers that it hopes opponents cannot break.

There is a synergy between the two components; there is a saying among cryptologists that no one is qualified to create a cipher unless they have successfully cryptanalyzed a cipher of equivalent complexity. Did Swisscom Sell Secrets to the USA? 20 November 2000.

Did Swisscom Sell Secrets to the USA?

Thanks to WM Source: Dimanche (Switzerland) November 19, 2000 Swisscom may have violated an agreement made with the Confederation by selling sensitive installations to the Americans of Verestar. The military suspects that this company is related to the Echelon network for interception. The Commission of Security of the Council of the States worries about "sovereignty about Switzerland. " Jean-Philippe Ceppi Claude Ansermoz Emmanuelle Marendaz The Swiss mountains have ears. If the sovereignty of Switzerland east is so seriously threatened, it is that the uncontrolled sale of the installations of Swisscom could be used by other governments to reveal our secrets. The army double-crossed by Swisscom? Always according to this same source, the Federal Department of Defense "was doubled-crossed," to some extent, by Swisscom. But the concern does not come from the benefit of Swisscom, naturally.

La Suisse et Echelon. Echelon On Line - Alliés: la Suisse. L'affaire Crypto AG Des années 40 à nos jours, la NSA a cherché par tous les moyens à saper l'efficacité des systèmes de cryptographie fabriqués et utilisés en Europe.

Echelon On Line - Alliés: la Suisse

La Suisse se fait doubler par Echelon. Scandale en Helvétie : alors que les services de renseignement suisses venaient d’annoncer la création d’une version réduite d’Echelon, le système de surveillance électronique anglo-saxon, les Américains seraient en passe d’y installer une de leurs propres stations...

La Suisse se fait doubler par Echelon

En août dernier, le magazine suisse Webdo révélait que la confédération helvétique allait se doter d’un système de surveillance électronique des télécommunications (fax, téléphone, Internet, etc.) semblable, mais en modèle réduit, au désormais célèbre Echelon, le système de surveillance électronique anglo-saxon. SUISSE - Les Suisses gâtent le Pentagone. Hives off satellite ground stations to internationally active Verestar. Swisscom announced its withdrawal from satellite communications on 28 March 2000.

hives off satellite ground stations to internationally active Verestar

This move will allow the company to focus on its core business in Switzerland, Europe and North America. 25 jobs secured in Switzerland Intensive analysis and negotiations with various potential buyers have underlined that a sale to Verestar is the best solution. Verestar will honour existing customer contracts which will be transferred by the end of 2000 and continue to employ the 25 employees. 41 employees originally worked at the satellite ground station in Leuk, and at the other locations in Zurich, Basle and Geneva. 16 of these have found alternative employment or have entered retirement.

Verestar will take on the 25 employees under the same conditions and will meet the provisions of the collective labour agreement which enters into force in 2001. The futureoriented solution was agreed on the basis of intensive cooperation between Swisscom and the local and cantonal authorities in Valais. Verestar Gmbh - Switzerland - IP Addresses Owners World Database.