September 2005 Intelligence News
- New York Times' Judith Miller Testifies in CIA Leak Probe VOA 30 Sep 2005 -- New York Times reporter Judith Miller testified before a grand jury in Washington Friday in connection with the leak investigation involving the Bush White House and a covert CIA operative.
- New York Times Reporter Released From Jail to Testify in CIA Leak Case VOA 30 Sep 2005 -- New York Times reporter Judith Miller, who had been jailed for contempt of court, is scheduled to testify to a federal grand jury Friday, in an investigation into the leaking of a covert CIA operative's name.
- Court sentences England to 3 years Army News 28 Sep 2005 -- The last Soldier to be tried for prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib was sentenced to three years confinement Sept. 27 at Fort Hood's Williams Judicial Center.
- Iraq: Prisoner Abuse Woman Sentenced To 3 Years RFE/RL 28 Sep 2005 -- Lynndie England, the U.S. soldier pictured holding a naked Iraqi prisoner on a leash, has been sentenced to three years in prison and given a dishonorable discharge from the U.S. Army for abusing detainees at Abu Ghraib prison
- US Soldier Apologizes for Role in Iraqi Abuse VOA 27 Sep 2005 -- A U.S. soldier convicted of abusing Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison has apologized for her actions.
- US Begins Hearing for Cuban Exile Wanted in Venezuela VOA 26 Sep 2005 -- An immigration hearing is under way for a Cuban exile and former U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operative wanted for murder by Venezuela.
- Northrop Grumman Adds New Multi-Intelligence Core Capabilities to its Family of Tactical Multi-Service ISR Systems Northrop Grumman 26 Sep 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) is currently fielding the latest upgrade to its Multiple Intelligence (Multi-INT) Core architecture for its family of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) systems currently operating within the four U.S. military services.
- U.S. Soldier Convicted In Iraqi Prison Abuse RFE/RL 26 Sep 2005 -- A military jury in Texas has convicted U.S. soldier Lynndie England of six charges stemming from prisoners abuse in Baghdad's Abu Ghurayb jail.
- Private England Found Guilty in Abu Ghraib Abuse Case VOA 26 Sep 2005 -- One of the most prominent figures in the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal has been convicted on six counts of abuse and conspiracy, and faces up to 10 years in prison.
- ROVERs aid in search and rescue AFPN 24 Sep 2005 -- In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, local recovery authorities needed helping seeing what was happening on the ground.
- Former Russian FSB Officer Arrested Again RFE/RL 19 Sep 2005 -- News agencies reported yesterday that a former officer of Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) convicted of disclosing state secrets has been arrested again, less than three weeks after being released from custody.
- Lawmakers Debate Downing Street Memo on Iraq War VOA 14 Sep 2005 -- There has been new debate in Congress over the Downing Street memo, the document quoting a British official in 2002 as saying the Bush administration shaped intelligence to justify a pre-determination to go to war against Saddam Hussein.
- UN investigating use of Irish airport by CIA 'torture plane' IRNA 14 Sep 2005 -- The United Nations was reported Wednesday to be planning to investigate the use of Shannon Airport on the west coast of Ireland by the US military as part of the President George W Bush's declared "war on terrorism."
- Predator's combat flight hours off the charts AFPN 13 Sep 2005 -- Airmen who operate and fly the MQ-1B Predator are tired, but you couldn't tell that by the unprecedented 27,000 hours the Predator has flown this past year supporting operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
- U-2 aids in Katrina relief AFPN 13 Sep 2005 -- The reconnaissance mission here has long been the cornerstone of providing critical information to commanders worldwide, but after hurricane Katrina that mission has moved much closer to home.
- Israel Aircraft Industries to Supply Heron UAVs to Israel Air Force Israel Aerospace Industries 11 Sep 2005 -- Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) was recently awarded a contract to supply the Heron Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) system - "Machatz 1" to the Israel Air Force (IAF). The order, valued in excess of $50 million includes long-term maintenance contract.
- NRO director supports hurricane relief, warfighter AFPN 06 Sep 2005 -- As a newly minted physicist, one of the first sets of experiments Dr. Donald M. Kerr worked on involved the use of small rockets.
- Edwards tests production Global Hawk for possible deployment AFPN 05 Sep 2005 -- Global Hawk flight test efforts were completed Aug. 28, bringing the latest version of the aircraft one step closer to warfighter employment.
- BAE Systems' Next-Generation Vertical-Takeoff UAV Performs Flawlessly in Fully Autonomous Flight Tests BAE Systems 06 Sep 2005 -- LOS ANGELES -- BAE Systems has achieved its first autonomous, untethered flight of its third-generation ducted-fan unmanned aerial vehicle. The companys vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) air vehicle completed a course of 10 waypoints at BAE Systems Southern California flight test facility.
- Raytheon Awarded $19.9 Million Reconnaissance Pod Production Contract Raytheon 06 Sep 2005 -- The U.S. Navy has awarded a subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a $19.9 million contract to produce reconnaissance pods that play a key role in the network-centric environment of the U.S. warfighter.
- Iran: Who Watches The Watchers? RFE/RL 06 Sep 2005 -- Iran has had a formal intelligence and security organization since 1957, but during the monarchy little was heard about it in the national media other than the names of its directors -- Teimur Bakhtiar, Hassan Pakravan, Nematollah Nassiri, and Nasser Moghaddam.
- Special Defense Department Briefing 01 Sep 2005 -- Presenter: Various DoD Officials
- DoD Discusses 'Able Danger' Findings AFPS 01 Sep 2005 -- The Defense Department today announced its findings after three weeks of investigations into allegations made by two military intelligence officers about the "Able Danger" program.
- U.S. Ceaseless Aerial Espionage against DPRK KCNA 01 Sep 2005 -- The U.S. imperialists committed more than 170 cases of aerial espionage against the DPRK in August by mobilizing various type strategic and tactical reconnaissance planes, according to a military source.
- Accused Cuban Plane Bomber Posada Carriles Drops Bid for US Asylum VOA 01 Sep 2005 -- A Cuban exile and former U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operative wanted by Venezuela has dropped his request for asylum in the United States.
- Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) to Supply Jointly With Elbit Systems UAV Systems to The Turkish MOD Israel Aerospace Industries 01 Sep 2005 -- Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) and Elbit Systems will jointly supply the Turkish Armed Forces Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) systems. The contract is valued at $150 million and each company's share will amount to approximately $75 million. The contract was signed in May 2005 between Israel UAV Partnership (IUP) and the Turkish MOD is entering into effect now
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