April 2003 Intelligence News
- BAE SYSTEMS Launches SCC500 Series Infrared Camera Cores BAE Systems 24 Apr 2003 -- Lexington, Massachusetts: BAE Systems, a leading supplier of microbolometer sensors and systems, is launching the SCC500™ Series of infrared (IR) camera cores.
- EADS successful in modernization of CL-289 Reconnaissance UAVs EADS 24 Apr 2003 -- In a “roll-out” ceremony, the first modernised AOLOS-289 reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has been handed over by EADS to the German armed forces.
- Questions Arise On Quality Of U.S. Intelligence On Iraqi Arms RFE/L 23 Apr 2003 -- Both U.S. President George W. Bush and Secretary of State Colin Powell have cited American intelligence in accusing Iraq of possessing weapons of mass destruction. But so far, no significant number of these arms have turned up
- BAE SYSTEMS Real-Time Operating System Flies On Demonstration Pegasus Unmanned Aircraft BAE Systems 23 Apr 2003 -- Johnson City, New York -- BAE Systems' new open-architecture real-time operating system played a significant role in the successful flight of Northrop Grumman's Pegasus X-47A experimental unmanned aircraft. The CsLEOS™ RTOS underpins the aircraft's Avionics and Vehicle Management Computer, developed and built by BAE Systems Platform Solutions. The computer performs flight control processing, autopilot control, engine control processing, mission command and control, navigation, and other functions.
- Northrop Grumman, Schweizer Aircraft Successfully Test Fly Four-Blade Rotor on Fire Scout Manned Prototype Northrop Grumman 23 Apr 2003 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Integrated Systems sector and teammate Schweizer Aircraft Corp. have extended their string of successes in developing a new four-blade rotor for the U.S. Navy's RQ-8 Fire Scout vertical tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (VTUAV).
- Naval Reserve Intelligence: Seamless Integration with the Active Force Navy NewStand 18 Apr 2003 -- The Naval Reserve is making a notable contribution to the war on terrorism. That's because, since Sept. 11, 2001, 20,000 (cumulative) Naval Reservists have been recalled to active duty to support the fleet.
- Predator is headache for enemy AFPN 18 Apr 2003 -- One of the most formidable aircraft in the Operation Iraqi Freedom arsenal does not even carry a pilot. Appearing almost toy-like at a mere 27 feet long, the RQ-1/MQ-1 Predator is an unmanned aerial vehicle that remains a huge headache for enemy forces.
- U-2 reconnaissance plane helps bring POWs home AFPN 17 Apr 2003 -- The Seven U.S. Army soldiers who were formerly prisoners of war in Iraq are safe at a U.S. medical facility in Germany and are preparing to reunite with families. The reunion was possible not only because of the rescue operation by Marines but also because of assistance from an Air Force reconnaissance aircraft.
- Northrop Grumman-Built Fire Scout UAV Flies First Flight Operated by U.S. Marine Ground Control Station Northrop Grumman 16 Apr 2003 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Integrated Systems sector continued its successful flight testing of the U.S. Navy's RQ-8A Fire Scout vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicle in March with the first flight fully operated from the U.S. Marine Corps' (USMC) S-788, a HMMWV-mounted ground control station (GCS).
- Improved 'Dragon Lady' still seeks, finds today's prey AFPN 11 Apr 2003 -- The 48-year-old U-2 "Dragon Lady" still reigns supreme as the leader among manned intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems.
- Japan's spy satellite launch under fire KCNA 11 Apr 2003 -- Martin Lotscher, chairman of the Swiss Committee for Supporting Korea's Reunification, in a statement issued on April 1 condemned Japan's launch of spy satellites as a hostile act of threatening the sovereignty of the DPRK and the security of its people.
- Viper Strike Munition Released From Hunter UAV Scores Direct Hits In U.S. Army-Northrop Grumman Tests Northrop Grumman 09 Apr 2003 -- The U.S. Army's new Viper Strike precision munition, supplied by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and dispensed from its Hunter unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), scored seven direct hits in nine attempts against targets in demonstrations conducted March 29 and 30. Targets ranged from compact pickup trucks to multiple rocket and missile launchers to a countermeasured tank.
- KCNA refutes Japan's sophism about its spy satellites KCNA 08 Apr 2003 -- Director general of the Japan Defense Agency Ishiba at a press conference held at the end of a ministerial meeting on April 1 let loose the sheer sophism that spy satellites launched by Japan are not contrary to the spirit of the DPRK-Japan Pyongyang Declaration as they are for a peaceful purpose.
- U.S. escalates espionage flights against DPRK in March KCNA 02 Apr 2003 -- The U.S. imperialist warhawks committed more than 220 espionage flights against the DPRK in March. Many strategic and tactical reconnaissance planes of various missions were involved in them.
- Northrop Grumman, Schweizer Aircraft Successfully Test Four-Blade Rotor Hub Upgrade for Fire Scout Program Northrop Grumman 01 Apr 2003 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Integrated Systems sector and subcontractor teammate Schweizer Aircraft Corp. have successfully tested a four-blade rotor upgrade that will increase the payload capacity, speed, range, altitude and endurance of the U.S. Navy RQ-8A Fire Scout vertical takeoff and landing unmanned air vehicle (UAV) system.
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