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May 2005 Intelligence News

  • Boeing ScanEagle UAV Surpasses 3000 Combat Flight Hours in Iraq; Provides Real-Time Imagery for Tactical Commanders Boeing 26 May 2005 -- ScanEagle, a long-endurance fully autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by Boeing [NYSE:BA] and The Insitu Group, has surpassed 3,000 combat flight hours during operations in Iraq in just ten months.
  • U.S. Army Awards Raytheon $16.5 Million to Provide Multi-Sensor Payload for UAV Raytheon 23 May 2005 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $16.5 million U.S. Army contract to provide the electro- optic/infrared/laser designator (EO/IR/LD) payload for use on the Army's Extended Range Multi-Purpose (ERMP) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
  • World: Information Revolution Feeds Alternative Intelligence Market RFE/RL23 May 2005 -- The information revolution has spawned a global industry of private intelligence services. Some members of the U.S. Congress have recently asked whether their activities should be regulated.
  • Belarus: Planning The Next Revolution? RFE/RL23 May 2005 -- Russian Federal Security Services (FSB) Director Nikolai Patrushev's recent suggestion that foreign intelligence services are seeking ways to overthrow the current Belarusian government has focused new attention on Belarus's political opposition, particularly its youngest members, since youths were at the forefront of recent colored revolutions in the region.
  • Marines keep eyes in the sky USMC News 20 May 2005 -- The Dragon Eye unmanned aerial vehicle system provides the Marine Corps an eye in the sky while conducting operations throughout Iraq, but the Dragon Eye system requires meticulous maintenance to remain operational.
  • Pentagon Has 'MAJIIC' Idea For Intelligence Sharing AFPS 19 May 2005 -- U.S. forces operating in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere may soon be able to use "MAJIIC" to locate an enemy position on the battlefield and share intelligence information and imagery with coalition allies in near-real time.
  • Intelligence Community Facing Challenges With Human Intel AFPS 18 May 2005 -- The Defense Intelligence Agency is facing several challenges, especially in the human intelligence community, an expert in this area said here May 17.
  • Bush Praises New National Intelligence Director, Deputy AFPS 18 May 2005 -- President Bush today praised new National Intelligence Director John D. Negroponte and principal deputy intelligence director, Air Force Lt. Gen. Michael V. Hayden, during the officials' swearing-in ceremonies held here.
  • Belarus: Spy Agencies Open Presidential Election Season RFE/RL 17 May 2005 -- Last week the head of Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB), Nikolai Patrushev, accused Western nongovernmental organizations of plotting a government overthrow in Belarus during the 2006 presidential election. The Belarusian KGB swiftly and eagerly echoed these charges, claiming additionally that it has already thwarted specific steps taken by ill-wishers of the Belarusian government in this direction.
  • MND TO REPORT ON INTELLIGENCE LEAKING CASE AFTER THOROUGH PROBE CNA 11 May 2005 -- National Defense Minister Lee Jye is taking very seriously the case of alleged leaking of intelligence by a military officer, a Ministry of National Defense (MND) spokesman said Wednesday.
  • Northrop Grumman Places Order for First Hunter II Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Northrop Grumman 09 May 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has placed a purchase order with Aurora Flight Sciences of Manassas, Va., to produce the company's first Hunter II unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
  • Eye in the sky protects ground forces AFPN 06 May 2005 -- Soaring through the air looking for prey, the MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle is an aircraft ground forces do not want to be without.
  • Army releases findings in detainee-abuse investigations Army News Release 05 May 2005
  • US Seeks to Revitalize Human Intelligence VOA 05 May 2005 -- U.S. intelligence agencies came in for sharp criticism for their failure to detect the September 11th, 2001 terrorist plot and the flawed assertions that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. Much of the focus has been on poor intelligence analysis. But old-fashioned human spying fell into disrepair in this high-tech age.
  • 'Geospatial Intelligence' Helps Save Troops' Lives AFPS 05 May 2005 -- Mention the word "geospatial" to troops on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan and they might ask, "What's that?"
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle crashes in Pakistan IRNA 04 May 2005 -- A Pakistani Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) crashed in the southern Pakistani Sindh province early Wednesday, but there was no casualty or property damage on ground, a military spokesman said.
  • FBI Arrests Defense Analyst for Passing Secret Information Washington File 04 May 2005 -- The FBI has arrested a Defense Department analyst and charged him with passing classified information about possible attacks against U.S. military forces in Iraq to two men not entitled to that information, the Justice Department says.
  • US Defense Analyst Charged with Passing Secrets VOA News 04 May 2005 -- A U.S. Defense Department analyst has been arrested on charges that he illegally disclosed classified information about potential attacks on U.S. forces in Iraq.
  • BAE Systems creates a new Systems Integration business BAE Systems 03 May 2005 -- BAE Systems today announced the creation of a new world-class systems integration and C4ISR business, BAE Systems Integrated System Technologies (Insyte), through bringing together AMS UK and BAE Systems C4ISR Networked Systems and Solutions businesses. The creation of the new business has enabled BAE Systems to bring its systems integration activities into one significant, wholly owned business. The new company operates in the areas of joint, naval, land and air systems and Homeland Security.
  • JSTARS reaches 10,000 combat hours in Southwest Asia AFPN 02 May 2005 -- The E-8 Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System reached 10,000 combat hours in Southwest Asia.
  • U.S. Aerial Espionage against DPRK in April KCNA 02 May 2005 -- The U.S. imperialists perpetrated more than 170 cases of aerial espionage against the DPRK in April by mobilizing strategic and tactical reconnaissance planes with different missions, according to military sources.
  • CACI Says GAO Report on Interagency Contracting Fails to Acknowledge Urgent Impact of Wartime Circumstances on Contracting Practices CACI 02 May 2005 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today its position regarding the U.S. Government Accountability Office's (GAO) recent report on "Interagency Contracting." The company believes that the GAO failed to fully acknowledge the impact of the urgent, wartime and combat-related circumstances upon the contracting practices used by the Army and Department of the Interior ("DOI") in awarding work to CACI in Iraq in August 2003. CACI notes that it provided interrogation services only in Iraq.
  • Digital Advances Produce Improved Unmanned Aerial Vehicles AFPS 02 May 2005 -- One day on a gray-painted aircraft carrier tossed by turbulent seas, a grizzled Navy commander awaits the arrival of a new pilot.
  • ATK Technologies Support Titan IVB Launch ATK 02 May 2005 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) propulsion and composite technologies supported the recent launch of a Lockheed Martin Titan IVB rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. that successfully placed a classified payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office into orbit.

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