May 2007 Intelligence News
- MQ-8B Fire Scout to Enter Production: A First for a U.S. Navy Unmanned Air System 31 May 2007 -- 31, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. Department of Defense has announced that Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical takeoff and landing Tactical Unmanned Air Vehicle (VTUAV) has reached Milestone C, signifying the beginning of its low-rate initial production phase.
- Lugovoi Says Litvinenko Was British Spy RFE/RL 31 May 2007 -- The chief suspect in the murder of former Russian intelligence officer Aleksandr Litvinenko has said British secret services were behind Litvenenko's murder last year.
- Lugovoi says Litvinenko, Berezovsky spied for U.K. RIA Novosti 31 May 2007 -- Andrei Lugovoi, accused by the U.K. of poisoning a former Russian intelligence officer, alleged Thursday that the murdered Alexander Litvinenko and fugitive tycoon Boris Berezovsky worked for the British secret services.
- Suspect in Litvinenko Murder Says Former Russian Intelligence Agent Worked as British Spy VOA 31 May 2007 -- The Russian suspect in the killing of ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko maintains he is innocent and says Britain tried to recruit him to provide intelligence
- US Civil Rights Group Files Lawsuit Over CIA Flights VOA 30 May 2007 -- The American Civil Liberties Union has announced it is suing a subsidiary of the Boeing aircraft company, alleging it helped U.S. intelligence authorities kidnap and interrogate terrorism suspects overseas.
- Intelligence ministry lodges complaint with court against Haleh Esfandiari IRNA 29 May 2007 -- Judiciary spokesman Alireza Jamshidi said on Tuesday that Ministry of Intelligence lodged complaint with court of justice against Ms. Haleh Esfandiari.
- US Dismisses Iranian Spy Charges as Absurd VOA 29 May 2007 -- The United States Tuesday dismissed as absurd charges by Iran that three Iranian-Americans visiting that country were involved in spying
- Iran Announces Charges Against Three U.S.-Iranian Nationals RFE/RL 29 May 2007 -- Iran has confirmed that charges have been filed alleging that three U.S.-Iranian citizens, including two scholars and a journalist who works for the U.S. government-funded Radio Farda, acted against Iran's national security.
- Iran Charges 3 Iranian-Americans With Spying VOA 29 May 2007 -- Iran's judiciary says three Iranian-Americans detained in Iran have been "formally charged" with endangering national security and espionage.
- Russia-U.K. intelligence ties to continue despite Litvinenko -source RIA Novosti 29 May 2007 -- A source in the Russian intelligence community said Tuesday the Litvinenko case is not likely to affect cooperation between Russian and British intelligence services.
- Russian Foreign Ministry confirms Lugovoi extradition request RIA Novosti 28 May 2007 -- Russia's Foreign Ministry confirmed Monday it had received a request from the British authorities to extradite Russian businessman Andrei Lugovoi in connection with the murder of ex-FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko.
- Iran protests to Switzerland over US anti-Iran spy networks IRNA 27 May 2007 -- Foreign Ministry of Iran summoned Swiss Ambassador to Tehran Philippe Welti, who looks after the US interest section, to protest against the US anti-Iran spy activities.
- US Senate Panel Says Pre-War Intelligence Correctly Predicted Turmoil VOA 26 May 2007 -- A report issued by a key U.S. Senate committee says the intelligence community predicted before the U.S-led invasion of Iraq that toppling Saddam Hussein would lead to violence and political uncertainty.
- Intelligence Ministry discovers several spy networks IRNA 26 May 2007 -- Iranian Intelligence Ministry said on Saturday that it discovered several spy networks at the Western, Southwestern and central Iran.
- UK prosecutors file formal request for Lugovoi's extradition RIA Novosti 25 May 2007 -- British prosecutors said Friday they had filed an extradition request with the Home Office, to be sent to Russia, for a former FSB guard accused of murdering ex-spy and Kremlin critic Alexander Litvinenko.
- Top Intel Official Explains Pentagon's New Vision AFPS 25 May 2007 -- Delivering practical intelligence as fast as possible to servicemembers is the Defense Department's "pre-eminent imperative," the department's top intelligence official said yesterday.
- Russia: Chances Of Litvinenko Suspect's Extradition 'Hypothetical' RFE/RL 25 May 2007 -- British prosecutors on May 22 announced an important breakthrough in the poisoning case of former Russian intelligence agent Aleksandr Litvinenko, who died of radioactive poisoning in London last November
- Russia not given Litvinenko cause of death by UK-top prosecutor RIA Novosti 25 May 2007 -- Russia's prosecutors have not yet received an official statement from UK authorities on the reasons for ex-FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko's death in November 2006, the prosecutor general said Friday.
- Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence to be Dual-Hatted as Director of Intelligence 24 May 2007 -- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell signed a memorandum of agreement this week that establishes a role for the under secretary of defense for intelligence as the director of defense intelligence within the Office of the DNI.
- Intel Undersecretary Named to National Intelligence Post AFPS 24 May 2007 -- The undersecretary of defense for intelligence will also now serve as the director of defense intelligence.
- Bush Says Newly Released Intel Discloses al-Qaida Plan Against US VOA 23 May 2007 -- President Bush says al-Qaida terrorist leaders tried to turn Iraq into a launch pad for attacks on the United States
- Press Gaggle by Tony Fratto and Fran Townsend The White House 23 May 2007
- President Bush Delivers Commencement Address at the United States Coast Guard Academy The White House 23 May 2007
- Video Shows Russian Spy Litvinenko Saying Bosses Ordered Killings, Kidnappings VOA 23 May 2007 -- A Russian talk-show host has released a video recorded in 1998 outside Moscow that shows three Russian security agents describing how their bosses had ordered them to kill, kidnap and frame prominent Russians.
- Top intel officer gets firsthand look at downrange operations AFPN 23 May 2007 -- The deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance recently visited the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing to talk to intelligence Airmen and ISR squadron members about the importance of their mission and to learn about new processes in the area of responsibility.
- Ivanov says Russia-UK relations unaffected by poison scandal RIA Novosti 23 May 2007 -- A first deputy Russian prime minister said Wednesday the Litvinenko-Lugovoi poisoning scandal will not affect Russian-British relations.
- U.S. Army MQ-8B Fire Scout Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Completes First Engine Run 22 May 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has successfully performed an engine run of the first U.S. Army MQ-8B Fire Scout Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), the Class IV Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) in the Army's Future Combat Systems (FCS), at the company's Unmanned Systems Center in Moss Point, Miss.
- Britain Pushes for Prosecution in Murder Case of Former Russian Spy VOA 22 May 2007 -- British prosecutors say former Russian spy Andrei Lugovoi should be charged with the murder of one-time Russian intelligence officer Alexander Litvinenko, who died in London after being poisoned last year
- Lugovoi Faces Litvinenko Murder Charge RFE/RL 22 May 2007 -- British prosecutors have recommended that criminal charges be brought against a Russian citizen for the poisoning of former Russian intelligence officer Aleksandr Litvinenko.
- Britain seeks Russian suspect's extradition for Litvinenko murder RIA Novosti 22 May 2007 -- British prosecutors announced Tuesday that they would seek the extradition of Russian businessman Andrei Lugovoi to charge him with poisoning Kremlin critic Alexander Litvinenko last November.
- Debate Over Prewar Intelligence on Iraq Heats Up Again VOA 21 May 2007 -- As the conflict in Iraq rages on, so, too, does the controversy over the prewar intelligence on which the Bush Administration built its case for war
- Northrop Grumman's Airborne Signals Intelligence Payload Embarks On the Performance Phase of Its Flight Test Program Northrop Grumman 16 May 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Airborne Signals Intelligence Payload (ASIP), a next generation signals intelligence sensor for the U.S. Air Force, has successfully completed the engineering checkout and calibration testing phase of the ASIP U-2 flight test program and has successfully embarked on the performance testing phase.
- Air Intelligence Agency to become Air Force ISR Agency AFPN 15 May 2007 -- Air Force officials here announced May 14 a force structure change designating the Air Intelligence Agency at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, as the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency.
- Northrop Grumman Demonstrates "HURT" Low-Cost Autonomous Control System for U.S. Army Reconnaissance Aircraft Northrop Grumman 14 May 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has successfully shown how its low-cost, autonomous control system can manage a variety of U.S. Army reconnaissance aircraft to deliver timely information about enemy positions to troops on the ground.
- Predators ready to aid Missouri flood victims AFPN 11 May 2007 -- MQ-1 Predators are on standby to launch and help with search, rescue and recovery efforts over the areas of Missouri devastated by floods.
- Iraq whistleblower found guilty of breaching UK secrets act IRNA 10 May 2007 -- A civil servant has been found guilty Wednesday of breaching Britain's Official Secrets Act by leaking a memo about talks between Prime Minister Tony Blair and US George W Bush on the Iraq war.
- Venezuela, Cuba Criticize US Over Release of Carriles VOA 10 May 2007 -- Venezuela and Cuba have accused the United States of harboring a terrorist after a U.S. federal judge dropped immigration fraud charges against Cuban-born former CIA operative Luis Posada Carriles.
- Northrop Grumman Communicates Over-the-Horizon Using Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Northrop Grumman 10 May 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), in conjunction with the Office of Naval Research, has successfully demonstrated the ability to extend communications range and capability using the Killer Bee tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (TUAV) built by Swift Engineering, Inc.
- L-3 Communications Link Simulation and Training Delivers Predator Mission Aircrew Training Systems L-3 Communications 09 May 2007 -- L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its L-3 Link Simulation and Training (L-3 Link) division has delivered the first five of seven Predator Mission Aircrew Training System (PMATS) production units to Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, NV.
- Air Force stands up first unmanned aircraft systems wing AFPN 03 May 2007 -- The Air Force's first unmanned aircraft systems wing stood up May 1 at Creech Air Force Base, Nev.
- CACI Awarded $149.7 Million Task Order to Support TROJAN Satellite Communications for U.S. Army CACI 02 May 2007 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has been awarded a task order by the Intelligence and Information Directorate (I2WD) of the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) for Technical and Engineering support services for system development and fielding for the Army's TROJAN satellite communications systems
- U.S. concerned over Russia's intelligence ops - McConnell RIA Novosti 02 May 2007 -- Russia's foreign intelligence operations against the United States are currently at the same level as during the Cold War, the U.S. national intelligence chief said.
- Ex-Spy Chief Memoir Reignites Iraq Intelligence Debate VOA 01 May 2007 -- The publication of the former U.S. intelligence chief George Tenet's memoirs has sparked anew the controversy over the prewar intelligence on Iraq
- More than 180 Cases of U.S. and S. Korean Forces' Aerial Espionage against DPRK in April KCNA 01 May 2007 -- The U.S. imperialist aggressor forces committed more than 110 cases of aerial espionage and the south Korean forces at least 70 cases against the DPRK in April or over 20 cases more than those in March, according to a military source.
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