September 2007 Intelligence News
- U.S. spy plane crashes in Pakistan tribal area: report IRNA 29 Sep 2007 -- An American spy plane crashed in the Pakistani border region last night, a TV channel reported. There was no official confirmation of the report.
- Data shared across systems, services, intel communities AFPN 28 Sep 2007 -- By providing interoperability among 19 systems, four security domains, four networks, six countries and three continents, members of the Electronic Systems Center here recently demonstrated a level of connectivity some previously thought impossible.
- Boeing Completes Eight-hour Flight of A160T Hummingbird Boeing 28 Sep 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] successfully flew its A160T Hummingbird unmanned rotorcraft Sept. 26 for eight hours while carrying a 1,000-pound payload.
- Intel deputy highlights ISR transformation progress AFPN 26 Sep 2007 -- The transformation of Air Force intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance was among the airpower topics highlighted during the Air Force Association's Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition here.
- Boeing-Insitu ScanEagle UAV Logs 5,000 Flight Hours in Support of Australian Army Operations Boeing 25 Sep 2007 -- Boeing Australia Limited and Insitu, Inc., today announced that the ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has provided 5,000 hours of eye-in-the-sky surveillance and reconnaissance services to Australian Army forces in Afghanistan and Iraq.
- Pakistan appoints new spy chief IRNA 21 Sep 2007 -- Pakistan on Friday appointed Major General Nadeem Taj as the new chief of the country's spy agency with several other top level promotions and appointments, the army said.
- American charged with espionage is set free in Iran RIA Novosti 20 Sep 2007 -- An Iranian-American who was detained in Tehran in May and charged with espionage and subversive activities has been released from custody on bail, the judiciary official news agency reported Thursday.
- Tehran Releases Iranian-American Jailed Since May RFE/RL 20 Sep 2007 -- Tehran has freed an Iranian-American man, Kian Tajbakhsh, who was jailed in May on charges of acting against Iran's national security.
- Bush Urges US Congress to Act on Terror Surveillance Law VOA 19 Sep 2007 -- President Bush is urging the U.S. Congress to permanently extend a law that enables the government to eavesdrop on suspected terrorists
- FSB officer arrested on suspicion of accepting $1.4 mln bribe RIA Novosti 19 Sep 2007 -- An officer serving with Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) has been detained on suspicion of receiving a 1 million euro ($1.4 million) bribe, a law enforcement source said Wednesday.
- US Intelligence Chief Appeals to Congress on Surveillance Powers VOA 18 Sep 2007 -- The U.S. Director of National Intelligence, Mike McConnell, has urged lawmakers not to weaken powers Congress approved in August expanding government capabilities conduct electronic eavesdropping to prevent future terrorist attacks
- Suspect in British Murder Case Runs for Russian Parliament VOA 18 Sep 2007 -- Russia's ultra-nationalist Liberal Democratic Party has confirmed Andrei Lugovoi, a man wanted for murder in Britain, to be one its candidates for upcoming elections to the Russian Parliament
- Northrop Grumman Showcases Joint C4ISR Capabilities At Symposium Northrop Grumman 17 Sep 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) will showcase joint capabilities and programs across the command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) spectrum Sept. 18-20 at the C4ISR Acceleration joint symposium in Atlantic City, N.J.
- Lugovoi sues paper for defamation in polonium poisoning report RIA Novosti 17 Sep 2007 -- Andrei Lugovoi, wanted in Britain over the murder of Alexander Litvinenko, has sued Russian newspaper Kommersant for an article he said portrays him as a murderer, the businessman's lawyer said Monday.
- Litvinenko murder suspect confirms plans to stand for election RIA Novosti 16 Sep 2007 -- Andrei Lugovoi, a Russian businessman who the U.K. suspects of murdering Alexander Litvinenko, confirmed on Sunday that he would run for parliament as a candidate for an ultranationalist party.
- Russian Murder Suspect Nominated to Run for Parliament VOA 16 Sep 2007 -- Russian news reports say Andrei Lugovoi, the sole suspect in last year's poisoning death of a Kremlin critic in London, has been nominated to run for the Russian parliament on an ultra-nationalist ticket.
- Belarus sentences four spies to long prison terms RIA Novosti 14 Sep 2007 -- The Belarusian Supreme Court has sentenced four military officers convicted of spying for Polish intelligence to prison terms varying from seven to 10 years, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported Friday.
- Lawmakers Urge Delay in Spy Satellite Program VOA 14 Sep 2007 -- The Bush administration is planning to give domestic law enforcement agencies increased access to powerful spy satellite technology
- Russian military officer sentenced to 9 years in jail for spying RIA Novosti 12 Sep 2007 -- The Moscow Military District Court sentenced Wednesday Igor Arsentyev, a lieutenant colonel in the reserves, to nine years in prison after finding him guilty of high treason.
- Analysis: The Uneven Path Toward Intelligence Reform cfr.org 11 Sep 2007 -- In discussing the "war on terror" at the Council on Foreign Relations last week, Michael V. Hayden, director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), said, "It's an intelligence war more than it's a military one."
- Thales ISTAR service provides "stunning performance for UK troops" Thales 11 Sep 2007 -- British Army intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities in southern Iraq were significantly boosted in mid-June when Hermes 450 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) began operating in the region.
- TARANIS UAV TAKES BIG STEP NEARER REALITY BAE Systems 10 Sep 2007 -- The £124m Taranis unmanned air vehicle (UAV) technology demonstrator programme led by BAE Systems, has moved closer to reality.
- Russia: Powerful New Investigative Body Begins Work RFE/RL 10 Sep 2007 -- Russian law-enforcement is in the midst of a quiet revolution.
- CIA Promises to Do All It Can to Protect the United States VOA 08 Sep 2007 -- CIA director Michael Hayden says his agency wants to use every inch of US law to protect the American people, but that it does not go beyond the legal way to carry out its duty
- New Investigative Agency Starts Work In Russia RFE/RL 07 Sep 2007 -- A powerful new Russian law enforcement agency called the Investigative Committee has began work.
- News Briefing: Hayden, at CFR, Says Media Should Leave CIA Oversight to Congress cfr.org 07 Sep 2007 -- Gen. Michael V. Hayden, director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), said in a September 7 speech at CFR that among the myriad security threats faced by his agency, "none commands more attention than terrorism."
- Espionage Acts of Foreign Intelligence Service Disclosed KCNA 06 Sep 2007 -- Espionage acts of a foreign intelligence service were disclosed and smashed some time ago in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
- North Korea arrests a number of 'foreign spies' RIA Novsoti 05 Sep 2007 -- The North Korean national security service has announced the arrest of an as yet unknown number of 'foreign spies', Chinese news agency Xinhua reported Wednesday.
- Northrop Grumman Receives Contract Worth Up to $462 Million for Guardrail Modernization Northrop Grumman 04 Sep 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), the prime contractor for the U.S. Army's RC-12 Guardrail aircraft fleet, has been awarded a Guardrail Modernization system integration contract to continue upgrading and enhancing the system, extending Guardrail's operational life beyond 2020.
- L-3 Receives NSA Certification for unityCP(TM) Cryptographic Engine L-3 Communications 04 Sep 2007 -- L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its Communication Systems-East (L-3 CS-East) division has received National Security Agency (NSA) certification for its Unified Cryptographic Processor (unityCP(TM)).
- More than 170 Cases of Aerial Espionage Committed against DPRK in August KCNA 01 Sep 2007 -- The U.S. imperialist aggression forces and south Korean warmongers committed more than 170 cases of madcap aerial espionage against the DPRK by mobilizing strategic and tactical reconnaissance planes with different missions in August, according to a military source.
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