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February 2003 Intelligence News

  • More U.S. aerial espionage committed against DPRK KNCA 28 Feb 2003 -- The U.S. imperialist warhawks again let their strategic reconnaissance plane illegally intrude into the territorial air of the DPRK to spy on it on Feb. 26. RC-135 strategic reconnaissance plane that took off an overseas base made shuttle-flights in the air above the territorial waters in the East Sea of the DPRK between Musudan and Hodo peninsula for hours from about 8:25 on an espionage mission.
  • U.S. commits aerial espionage on DPRK KCNA 26 Feb 2003 -- The U.S. imperialist warhawks illegally intruded RC-135 strategic reconnaissance plane into the territorial air of the DPRK to spy on it on Feb. 24. The plane belonging to the U.S. Forces took off its overseas base at around 9:30 Monday morning. It illegally intruded into the air above the territorial waters of the DPRK between Musudan and Wonsan bay in the East Sea and spied on the DPRK for hours, supported by KC-135 refuelling tanker.
  • Northrop Grumman Delivers 15th Joint STARS Aircraft, First to 116th Air Control Wing Northrop Grumman 25 Feb 2003 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) delivered the 15th E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) aircraft to the 116th Air Control Wing today, five weeks ahead of schedule.
  • Northrop Grumman Delivers Seventh Global Hawk Vehicle to U.S. Air Force Northrop Grumman 25 Feb 2003 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Integrated Systems sector delivered the seventh air vehicle of the Global Hawk unmanned reconnaissance system to the U.S. Air Force Feb. 14 following the vehicle's successful first flight.
  • Recon makes transition USMC News 25 Feb 2003 -- When it comes to intelligence gathering on today's battlefield, clandestine insertion is the name of the game as the most successful battle plan often relies on the quality of the intelligence gathered on the enemy's size and activity. But this data is impossible to obtain when the enemy knows they are being watched.
  • New intel course trains Al Qaeda interrogation Army News 24 Feb 2003 -- A new course at the U.S. Army Intelligence Center began last month to train soldiers how to extract intelligence from Al Qaeda detainees.
  • ATTACK ON THE USS LIBERTY VOA 21 Feb 2003 -- On June 8, 1967 Israel attacked the U-S-S Liberty. Thirty-four American soldiers were killed and one hundred and seventy one were wounded. Both the U-S and Israeli governments have ruled the attack a tragic case of mistaken identity, but many survivors remain unconvinced. In the past year, two new books and a British television documentary have re-examined the incident.
  • UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY LOOKS FORWARD NAVAIR 21 Feb 2003 -- Although NAVAIR China Lake Weapons Division has been involved in unmanned aerial vehicle and unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UAV/UCAV) technology for several years, the war in Afghanistan has focused more attention on this emerging technology.
  • Air Force receives newest Global Hawk AFPN 19 Feb 2003 -- The seventh Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle touched down here Feb. 14 after its flight from Air Force Plant 42 in nearby Palmdale, Calif., where it was built by lead government contractor Northrop Grumman.
  • Boeing Autometric to Analyze Security Data for NIMA Boeing 19 Feb 2003 -- Boeing [NYSE:BA] is a key player in a new National Imagery and Mapping Agency, or NIMA, contract that will speed up the delivery and analysis of critical, time-sensitive intelligence imagery.
  • DCI's Worldwide Threat Briefing: The Worldwide Threat in 2003: Evolving Dangers in a Complex World 11 February 2003 -- "Mr. Chairman, last year-in the wake of the September 11 attack on our country-I focused my remarks on the clear and present danger posed by terrorists who seek to destroy who we are and what we stand for. The national security environment that exists today is significantly more complex than that of a year ago."
  • CIA, DIA Chiefs Detail Dire Threats AFPS 13 Feb 2003 -- North Korea has missiles capable of reaching the West Coast of the United States.
  • Northrop Grumman's Fire Scout UAV Completes Four-Hour Flight -- Longest Yet Northrop Grumman 12 Feb 2003 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Integrated Systems sector continued its successful envelope expansion of the U.S. Navy Fire Scout vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned system with a four-hour mission Feb. 8, the longest flight test to date. Northrop Grumman now has conducted more than 35 flights in the ongoing test demonstrations since May 2002.
  • Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract for Maritime Surveillance Demonstration Northrop Grumman 12 Feb 2003 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Integrated Systems sector has been awarded a contract to modify and prepare two Global Hawk unmanned reconnaissance vehicles and associated ground and support equipment for the U.S. Navy Global Hawk Maritime Demonstration (GHMD) program.
  • Boeing Acquisition of Maryland-Based Conquest, Inc. Complete Boeing 11 Feb 2003 -- Boeing [NYSE:BA] announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Conquest, Inc., a premier provider of enterprise architecture, systems engineering, and software technology solutions to the intelligence community. Terms were not disclosed.
  • Boeing Australia and Israel Aircraft Industries Team to Offer Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to the Australian Defence Force Israel Aerospace Industries 11 Feb 2003 -- Boeing Australia Limited and Israel Aircraft Industries, Ltd. (IAI) today signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to jointly respond to the Australian Defence Force?s (ADF) requirement for enhanced aerial surveillance capability through the acquisition of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), otherwise known as project JP-129.
  • U.S. Army Selects New Northrop Grumman's Electronic Protection System for RC-7 Fleet Northrop Grumman 11 Feb 2003 -- The U.S. Army has chosen a new radar warning receiver and electronic warfare management system from Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Defensive Systems Division to protect its RC-7 Airborne Reconnaissance Low (ARL) aircrews from today's array of hostile multi-spectral threats.
  • Northrop Grumman Receives $302.9 Million for Next Global Hawk Production Lot Northrop Grumman 11 Feb 2003 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Integrated Systems sector has been awarded a $302.9 million fixed-price-incentive-fee contract modification by the U.S. Air Force's Aeronautical Systems Center to provide for the second low-rate initial production lot of the Global Hawk unmanned reconnaissance system.
  • Fire Scout Testing Continues with Envelope Expansion, Ground Control Station Integration Flights Northrop Grumman 10 Feb 2003 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Integrated Systems sector continued its successful flight testing of the U.S. Navy RQ-8A Fire Scout vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned system in January with the first flights of the second engineering and manufacturing development air vehicle (E-2); the first flight fully operated with the U.S. Navy S-280 ground control station, and a three-hour flight to demonstrate ship-landing approach profiles and wave-off maneuvers. All tests were conducted at the Webster Field annex of Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.
  • BAE SYSTEMS Enters Discussions To Join Northrop Grumman Watchkeeper Team BAE Systems 07 Feb 2003 -- BAE Systems C4ISR has entered discussions with Northrop Grumman to join the Northrop Grumman-led international team that was down-selected by the UK Defence Procurement Agency (DPA) to fulfil one of two Systems Integration Assurance Phase (SIAP) contracts for the next stage of the 800+ million WATCHKEEPER programme.
  • Boeing ScanEagle UAV Plays Integral Role in Navy Giant Shadow Experiment Boeing 05 Feb 2003 -- ScanEagle, a Boeing [NYSE: BA] long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV, demonstrated the ability to relay real-time data and provide video to participants during the U.S. Navy's Giant Shadow experiment at a test site in the Bahamas.
  • Over 180 cases of U.S. aerial espionage against DPRK in January KCNA 03 Feb 2003 -- The U.S. imperialists committed over 180 cases of aerial espionage against the DPRK by mobilizing strategic and tactical reconnaissance planes on different missions in January, according to a military source. Nearly 30 espionage flights were made by strategic reconnaissance planes, electronic reconnaissance planes, patrol planes and commanding planes.

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