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May 2003 Intelligence News

  • BAE SYSTEMS And eSpatial Form Strategic Partnership To Provide Advanced Imagery Solutions BAE Systems 27 May 2003 -- BAE Systems C4ISR and eSpatial today announced a strategic partnership to develop and supply four-dimensional secure imagery solutions based on eSpatial's proven commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technologies.
  • Western Press Review: Stemming The Spread Of WMD And Reviewing U.S. Intelligence Sources RFE/L 26 May 2003 -- Western press commentary today addresses the renewed troubles abroad for U.S. President George W. Bush, the escalating conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Mideast "road map" to peace, and preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction. Several publications also address the ongoing review of U.S. intelligence sources, as the failure to find nonconventional weapons in Iraq spurs debate over the reliability of the prewar U.S. intelligence sources that claimed Iraq posed an imminent threat.
  • Iraq: U.S. Said to Be Reviewing Intelligence Following War RFE/L 23 May 2003 -- U.S. forces in Iraq have yet to find the weapons of mass destruction that President George W. Bush insists Saddam Hussein was hiding. Now, U.S. intelligence officials are reported to be reviewing the quality of the information on which Bush based his claim.
  • C-I-A / IRAQ VOA 22 May 2003 -- U-S intelligence officials are reviewing what they knew about Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction prior to the U-S-led war that toppled Saddam Hussein. The Bush administration based its decision to go to war on Baghdad's refusal to give up its suspected chemical and biological weapons. But the intelligence review comes amid what a U-S official says are increasing questions within the government over exactly what weapons Iraq actually had in its arsenal.
  • ISRAEL-INDIA VOA 22 May 2003 -- Israeli officials say the United States has dropped its opposition to Israel selling advanced spy planes to India.
  • New Office to Help Set DoD Intelligence Priorities AFPS 20 May 2003 -- Looking to the future and setting the defense priorities for the intelligence community will be the focus of the new Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence in the Pentagon.
  • Japanese spy satellites being watched KCNA 20 May 2003 -- Spy satellites launched by Japan for espionage on the DPRK are being watched by astronomy amateurs of different countries and becoming an object of public ridicule.
  • Predator UAVs Prove Their Worth in War Against Terrorism AFPS 19 May 2003 -- The Air Force officer is a transport plane pilot, but these days his aircraft flies "solo," and he doesn't leave the ground.
  • Northrop Grumman Moves Fire Scout Closer To Operational Capability With Delivery Of Second Production Air Vehicle Northrop Grumman 19 May 2003 -- The U.S. Navy has moved one step closer to operational capability for its RQ-8A Fire Scout vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with the on-time delivery of the second production unit by its maker, Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC).
  • Northrop Grumman Receives $113 Million for 17th Joint STARS Aircraft Northrop Grumman 19 May 2003 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has received a final $113 million increment of a $257 million contract for production of the 17th E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) aircraft.
  • U.S.: France Complaints Cast Doubts On U.S.-French Rapprochement RFE/L 16 May 2003 -- Whither French-American relations? Many expected the long-time allies to patch up their ties once the firestorm over Iraq subsided. But a new letter from Paris accusing Washington of a smear campaign against France suggests Franco-American relations may not improve quickly.
  • U.S.: France Complains News Reports Hurt Its Image RFE/L 16 May 2003 -- In an unusual move, the French government has accused the U.S. administration of trying to tarnish the reputation of France. The accusation -- denied by U.S. officials -- says that French opposition to the war on Iraq is the reason for this alleged smear campaign.
  • Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Raytheon Team Awarded $215 Million for E-10A Weapon System Integration Contract Northrop Grumman 14 May 2003 -- The Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) Multi-sensor Command and Control Aircraft (MC2A) team has received a pre-system development and demonstration contract, with a total value of $215 million, for Weapon System Integration (WSI) of the U.S. Air Force's new E-10A aircraft.
  • Expelled Cuban Diplomats Suspected of Espionage, Says State Dept. Washington File 14 May 2003 -- The decision to expel 14 Cuban diplomats from U.S. soil was in response to "certain inappropriate and unacceptable activities" that the diplomats engaged in, says State Department deputy spokesman Philip Reeker.
  • CUBA/U-S EXPULSIONS VOA 14 May 2003 -- Cuba's communist government has condemned the U-S expulsion of 14 Cuban diplomats as "an aggressive step" and a "provocation." However, Havana has not announced any reciprocal action against U-S diplomats posted there.
  • U-C/CUBA/ EXPULSIONS VOA 13 May 2003 -- The United States is expelling 14 Cuban diplomats, on charges of alleged espionage. Seven of the diplomats were assigned to the Cuban mission to the United Nations.
  • ACCUSED CHINESE SPY VOA 12 May 2003 -- In Los Angeles, an accused Chinese spy and a retired government agent who was allegedly her lover have pleaded not guilty to national security violations. Authorities say the woman was a double agent for China.
  • Northrop Grumman, Boeing and Raytheon Announce Teaming Agreement for Next-Generation Air Force Surveillance System Northrop Grumman 12 May 2003 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) and Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) officials agreed today to work together in developing the U.S. Air Force's E-10A Multi-sensor Command and Control Aircraft (MC2A). This innovative teaming agreement covers the Weapon Systems Integration (WSI) efforts for the E-10A, which provides an enhanced airborne ground surveillance and cruise missile defense capability to the warfighter.
  • Inside Intel AFSPC 07 May 2003 -- Locked away in a basement vault in HQ Air Force Space Command, the constant chatter of television news can be heard amidst the ringing phones and conversations on topics ranging from Afghanistan and Iraq to SARS. And while the offices are a bit dim, they are filled with bright people. Air Force Space Command intelligence professionals.
  • U.S. perpetrates at least 220 cases of aerial espionage against DPRK in April KCNA 02 May 2003 -- The U.S. imperialists perpetrated at least 220 cases of aerial espionage against the DPRK in April by mobilizing strategic and tactical reconnaissance planes with different missions, according to a military source.
  • Center for Naval Cryptology No Secret Navy NewStand 02 May 2003 -- The 14,000 members of the Navy's cryptology (CT) community took an exceptional step forward with the recent establishment of the Center for Naval Cryptology (CNC), in a ceremony held at Corry Station, Fla., April 28.
  • Upcoming Navy/Industry UAV Demonstration Gathers Momentum NAVAIR 01 May 2003 -- The second demonstration of multiple unmanned aerial vehicle systems is set to be held Monday, July 14, 2003, at the Webster Field Annex of NAVAIR, Patuxent River, located in St. Mary's County, Maryland.

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