Electronic Warfare Podcast 24: FARRAH in the Falklands

Titan-II rocket
The Martin LGM-25C Titan-II intercontinental ballistic missile was also used to loft satellites into orbit including top-secret US FARRAH signals intelligence satellites.

A recent article contained a startling revelation that US FARRAH satellites provided SIGINT to British forces during the Falklands War.

Taking its name from film and television icon Farrah Fawcett, America’s FARRAH Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) satellites were launched from 1982. That same year, the UK deployed forces to the South Atlantic to liberate the Falkland Islands from Argentine control following their invasion on 2nd April.

The article by space expert Dwayne Day revealed these satellites had provided SIGINT to the British military during the Falklands War. Mr. Day tells us more about this extraordinary revelation in our latest Armada Electronic Warfare Podcast.

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by Dr. Thomas Withington