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January 2003 Intelligence News

  • Cleanup efforts continue; board members arrive Friday PACAFNS 29 Jan 2003 -- Cleanup efforts continue at the U-2 aircraft crash site near Hwa Song city, south of Seoul, until the incoming safety investigation board president makes a determination to end operations.
  • Transcript: Powell to Present Intelligence about Iraqi Weapons Washington File 29 Jan 2003 -- Secretary of State Colin Powell says he will present information and intelligence to the U.N. Security Council next week to help make the case that Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein is trying to thwart weapons inspections
  • U-2 Crashes in the Republic of Korea PACAFNS 27 Jan 2003 -- U-2 aircraft from the 5th Reconnaissance Squadron at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea crashed near ear the city of Hwa Song, located near Osan Air Base around 3 p.m., Jan. 26
  • U-S / IRAQ / INTELLIGENCE VOA 28 Jan 2003 -- The Bush administration is considering a public release of intelligence information to buttress its case that Iraq is hiding weapons of mass destruction from U-N inspectors
  • First successful flight of EADS reconnaissance electronics on board Global Hawk unmanned air vehicle EADS 27 Jan 2003 -- EADS and Northrop Grumman have expanded their transatlantic co-operation in the defence business. The first successful demonstration of an EADS electronic intelligence (ELINT) sensor could be conducted on board a U.S. Air Forces’ Global Hawk aircraft (RQ-4A) developed and built by Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems. As reported by EADS on monday, the demonstration and flights test were conducted by officials of the U.S. Air Force and the German Defence Ministry on the Edwards Air Force Base, California, at the end of 2002.
  • Pilot survives U-2 crash, recovery continues AFPN 27 Jan 2003 -- An Air Force U-2 Dragon Lady pilot ejected safely before his aircraft crashed Jan. 26 near Hwa Song city, south of Seoul.
  • SPY PLANE CRASH VOA 26 Jan 2003 -- A U-S military reconnaissance jet has crashed near an American air base in South Korea
  • U.S. spy ship attracts endless stream of visitors KCNA 24 Jan 2003 -- Over 400,000 people have visited "Pueblo," the U.S. imperialist armed spy ship, over the last three years since it was brought from Wonsan on the east coast of Korea to the River Taedong. nearly 7,000 of them are foreigners. The spy ship was captured by seamen of the Korean People's Army on Jan. 23, Juche 57 (1968), while committing espionage against the DPRK after illegally intruding into its territorial waters.
  • Spy ship Pueblo KCNA 21 Jan 2003 -- The spy ship Pueblo, a trophy captured by Korean seamen from the U.S. imperialists, is on display on the River Taedong in Pyongyang. It was in Juche 88 (1999) that the ship, captured on January 23, 1968 was brought to the river near the monument to the sinking of the U.S. pirate ship general Sherman
  • Daily Press Briefing State Department 17Jan 2003 -- Israeli Targeted Killings in Foreign Countries
  • Northrop Grumman Rolls Out First Production Fire Scout Air Vehicle, Ground Control Station Northrop Grumman 16 Jan 2003 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Integrated Systems sector, prime contractor for the U.S. Navy's RQ-8A Fire Scout vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned air vehicle system, today rolled out the first production air vehicle and ground control station at a ceremony at the company's Unmanned Systems facility here.
  • Northrop Grumman Successfully Launches UAV Simulator From Stealthy Affordable Capsule System Northrop Grumman 14 Jan 2003 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has completed the first of three tests designed to demonstrate that air vehicle payloads such as UAVs can be successfully launched from an inexpensive, expendable capsule after it is released from a submarine.
  • Predator UAV Lost in Pakistan CENTCOM 01 Jan 2003-- A U.S. Air Force RQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle crashed during a test flight in a remote area of southern Pakistan around 11 p.m. Dec 31.

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