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October 2003 Intelligence News

  • Successful demonstration of EADS sensors on board US-built “Global Hawk” Unmanned Aerial Vehicle in Germany EADS 31 Oct 2003 -- EADS and the Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) have successfully completed a series of demonstration flights of a U.S. Air Force RQ-4A Global Hawk high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) equipped with a Demo-Configuration of EADS’ newly developed ELINT sensor (ELINT = Electronic Intelligence).
  • U.S.-built Global Hawk UAV Equipped with EADS Sensors Demonstrates Potential Role for German Surveillance Missions Northrop Grumman 31 Oct 2003 -- EADS and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) have successfully completed a series of demonstration flights of a U.S. Air Force RQ-4A Global Hawk high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) equipped with a EADS electronic intelligence (ELINT) sensor prototype.
  • PENTAGON/TERRORISM VOA 31 Oct 2003 -- Intelligence officials say no one knows for certain who is behind the upsurge in terrorist attacks in Iraq. But there are a number of theories, including the possible involvement of ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.
  • DoD Foresees No Change in Iraq Survey Group Mission AFPS 29 Oct 2003 -- American officials have no plans to move personnel or other assets from the Iraq Survey Group to bolster counterterrorism efforts, a senior Defense Department official said here today.
  • IRAN / AL-QAIDA VOA 29 Oct 2003 -- Iran says it will not share its intelligence on suspected al-Qaida members with the United States, in spite of several requests from Washington.
  • PENTAGON/TERRORISM VOA 29 Oct 2003 -- A senior defense official says consideration is being given to pulling intelligence assets off the hunt in Iraq for weapons of mass destruction and assigning them to counter-terrorism efforts.
  • Iraq: U.S. Wrestles With Intelligence Questions As Attacks Intensify RFE/RL 29 Oct 2003 -- Who is responsible for the recent wave of deadly attacks in and around Baghdad? U.S. military officials in Iraq seem to be of two minds. One version largely puts the blame on former Ba'ath Party officials. Another points to foreign infiltrators.
  • Lockheed Martin and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Sign Teaming Agreement for U.S. Navy BAMS Program Lockheed Martin 28 Oct 2003 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and San Diego-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., (GA-ASI) have teamed to jointly pursue the U.S. Navy Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) program. BAMS UAV is a $2 billion opportunity to provide the U.S. Navy with a persistent Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) capability.
  • German spy provides Bulgaria with top secret Mideast dossier IRNA 25 Oct 2003 -- A German intelligence officer gave highly classified information on the Middle East to Bulgaria, the website of the weekly Focus news magazine reported Saturday.
  • CONGRESS / IRAQ VOA 24 Oct 2003 -- A published report says a U-S Senate panel is preparing a report blaming intelligence agencies for overstating the threat posed by deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. Senate Democrats are seizing on the report as further evidence of what they call the Bush administration's misplaced policy in Iraq.
  • Global Hawk completes test flight AFPN 21 Oct 2003-- The U.S. Air Force's Global Hawk Unmanned Aerial Vehicle completed the first of five planned technical flight tests here Oct. 21. The three weeks of tests are scheduled to demonstrate interoperability between U.S. Air Force and German Ministry of Defense unmanned aerial vehicle systems
  • BAE SYSTEMS Australia And U.S. UAV Leader AAI Corporation Form Team Shadow To Compete For Australian JP 129 Surveillance Program BAE Systems 20 Oct 2003 -- BAE Systems Australia and AAI Corporation (USA) today announced an agreement to compete as Team Shadow for the Commonwealth of Australia JP 129 program.
  • Northrop Grumman Puts Fire Scout UAV on Final Approach for Historic First Shipboard Landings Northrop Grumman 16 Oct 2003 -- In preparation for an historic first shipboard landing by the U.S. Navy's RQ-8A Fire Scout vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned air vehicle, Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) conducted two successful test flights of the UAV in late August.
  • CACI Completes Acquisition of C-CUBED Corporation CACI 16 Oct 2003 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has closed its transaction to purchase all of the outstanding shares of C-CUBED Corporation. C-CUBED, headquartered in Springfield, Virginia, provides specialized services in support of C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) initiatives to clients in the Department of Defense, federal civilian, and intelligence communities.
  • First landing of Northrop Grumman “Global Hawk” Unmanned Aerial Vehicle in Germany for testing of EADS sensors EADS 15 Oct 2003 -- The first landing of the Northrop Grumman “Global Hawk” high-altitude long endurance (HALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle in Germany is a further milestone in transatlantic cooperation of EADS and Northrop Grumman.
  • Northrop Grumman-Built Global Hawk UAV Lands in Germany to Begin Testing EADS Sensor Northrop Grumman 15 Oct 2003 -- A U.S. Air Force RQ-4A Global Hawk unmanned air vehicle (UAV) landed in Germany today to begin a key flight demonstration program for the German Ministry of Defense (MoD).
  • CONGRESS INTEL PROBE VOA 14 Oct 2003 -- The U-S Senate's top Democrat is calling on the head of the Central Intelligence Agency to provide Congress with an assessment of the damage to U-S intelligence that may have been caused by the leak of a C-I-A officer's name.
  • CACI Awarded $128 Million in Previously Unannounced Contracts With National Security Clients in the Federal Government CACI 14 Oct 2003 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has won approximately $128 million in new contracts with national security clients in the federal government. The awards call for CACI to provide managed network services, information assurance, systems engineering, and financial management support, among other solutions. All the contracts were awarded in CACI's first fiscal quarter, ending September 30, 2003. The significant increase in the number and value of these awards confirms CACI's continued successful expansion of its core offerings in the areas of vital national security support.
  • U-S DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE VOA 14 Oct 2003 -- The commission investigating the terrorist attacks of September 11th,2001 is hearing a number of proposals - some of them from current and former top intelligence officials -- about possible changes to the U-S intelligence structure. But talk of changes in the vast intelligence structure is far easier than actually revamping it.
  • U-S TERROR INTEL VOA 14 Oct 2003 -- Some former U-S intelligence officials are urging major changes in intelligence-gathering in the wake of the 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. The recommendations are being considered by the independent commission investigating the September 11th attacks.
  • Israeli Minister to visit imprisoned spy in Egypt IRNA 12 Oct 2003 -- An Israeli minister is to go to Cairo Sunday to visit convicted Israeli spy Azzam Azzam who is serving a 15-year prison sentence for spying for the Zionist state.
  • Investigation of Intelligence Leak VOA 10 Oct 2003 -- Officials are investigating who in the Bush administration identified an American intelligence agent to a news reporter. The Justice Department launched the investigation. The department acted at the request of the director of Central Intelligence, George Tenet.
  • UK intelligence damaged for decades, says former Foreign Secretary IRNA 09 Oct 2003 -- The way the British government presented its case for war against Iraq has inflicted lasting damage to the country`s intelligence service, former Foreign Secretary Lord Owen warned Thursday.
  • Northrop Grumman to Offer UAV Customers One-Stop Solutions Northrop Grumman 08 Oct 2003 -- In a move that aligns a successful acquisition strategy with increasing customer demand for mission-ready unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) systems, Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today announced that its Advanced Tactical C4I (ATC4I) organization, which produces the U.S. Army's RQ-5 Hunter UAV, will become a part of the company's Unmanned Systems unit in San Diego.
  • Northrop Grumman Selects Gulfstream as Key Partner for U.S. Army's Aerial Common Sensor Competition Northrop Grumman 07 Oct 2003 -- Oct. 7, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced today that Gulfstream Aerospace, a unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), has joined its team as airframe provider in the competition to develop the Aerial Common Sensor (ACS), the next-generation intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) system. Gulfstream will provide its newest aircraft, the G450, as the ACS RC-20 platform.
  • BUSH / INTEL PROBE VOA 07 Oct 2003-- President Bush says there is a chance the senior administration official who revealed the name of a covert C-I-A officer to a newspaper columnist may never be found.
  • INTELLIGENCE REFORM VOA 07 Oct 2003-- Intelligence officers are fond of saying, their failures are trumpeted, while their successes remain unsung. Critics charge U-S intelligence agencies failed to assess adequately threats to national security.
  • U.S.: Struggle Between CIA, White House Seen Behind Spy's Leaked Identity RFE/RL 06 Oct 2003 -- Did the Bush administration ignore the bulk of the analysis by the CIA and other U.S. spy agencies and exaggerate the Iraqi threat in order to sell Americans on going to war with Baghdad? And did it expose a CIA agent to punish a key critic of the Iraq war? Those questions are at the heart of an intense political debate -- and criminal probe -- in Washington.
  • Oerlikon Contraves awarded with contract for the delivery of an additional Ranger UAV system Rheinmetall Defence 06 Oct 2003 -- The Finnish Defence Forces has awarded Oerlikon Contraves AG, Zurich/Switzerland, with a supply contract for the procurement of an additional Ranger UAV system, designated as FDF Ranger 2 following almost four years after for the signing of the contract for the first Ranger UAV system. This supply contract was concluded on September 22, 2003.
  • BUSH INTELLIGENCE PROBE VOA 05 Oct 2003-- Controversy continues to surround the case of an American intelligence officer whose identity was disclosed to a newspaper columnist who put her name in print. She is the wife of a former U-S diplomat who has been critical of President Bush's Iraq policy, and there are allegations her name was leaked by administration officials
  • Pak intelligence agencies quiz 18 detained Al-Qaeda suspects IRNA 04 Oct 2003 -- The Pakistani intelligence agencies began interrogation of 18 Al-Qaeda suspects as the army ended its largest operation in tribal area of the country on Friday.
  • UK terrorist suspect says he was threatened with torture by CIA IRNA 04 Oct 2003 -- An Iraqi-born British citizen arrested as a suspected terrorist says that US agents threatened him with beatings and rape in an attempt to break him, according to the Guardian newspaper.
  • BUSH/INTEL PROBE VOA 02 Oct 2003-- The White House says the U-S Justice Department will conduct an impartial investigation into allegations that someone in the Bush administration leaked the name of a C-I-A officer
  • BUSH INTELLIGENCE PROBE VOA 01 Oct 2003-- White House officials have been ordered to preserve all material that might be related to a Justice Department investigation into allegations that someone leaked the name of a covert C-I-A employee
  • U.S.: Justice Department Launches Criminal Probe Into CIA Leak RFE/RL 01 Oct 2003 -- The U.S. Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation into allegations that the Bush administration violated U.S. federal law by leaking the identity of an undercover CIA operative in a bid to discredit a critic of the Iraq war.

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