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Brazil Sets Up Amazon Radar System

July 26, 2002|Associated Press

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil unveiled a state-of-the-art radar system Thursday that will track everything from illegal landing strips to logging and mining to climatic conditions in the Amazon.

The system aims to thwart environmental destruction and drug-dealing guerrillas while providing data to unlock the region's economic potential.

At the command post in Manaus, about 1,800 miles northwest of Rio de Janeiro, a wall-sized map glows with points of light representing the far-flung radar stations, data collection outposts and surveillance airplanes that make up the system, known here as SIVAM.

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