June 2008 Intelligence News
- EADS Defence & Security produces 500th target drone EADS 30 Jun 2008 -- EADS Defence & Security (DS) in Friedrichshafen-Immenstaad has achieved a milestone with production of its 500th target drone
- US Magazine: Congress Approved Major Expansion of Covert Operations in Iran VOA 29 Jun 2008 -- A published report says the U.S. Congress agreed late last year to a request from President George Bush to fund a major escalation of covert operations against Iran.
- Raytheon Achieves U.K. Intelligence Integration Milestone during Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration 2008 Raytheon 27 Jun 2008 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) demonstrated the potential to employ a U.K. adaptation of the U.S.-deployed Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) to provide a more accurate, timely understanding of an adversary and their actions.
- Cheney Aide, Former Justice Official Testify on Interrogation VOA 26 Jun 2008 -- U.S. lawmakers Thursday questioned the chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney and a former Justice Department official about the Bush administration's approval of harsh interrogation techniques used on suspected terrorists
- Pakistan Denies Involvement in Karzai Attack VOA 26 Jun 2008 -- Pakistan has rejected as baseless and irresponsible Afghan allegations that its spy agency was behind a recent assassination attempt on President Hamid Karzai
- Bill to Overhaul US Wiretap Law Clears Senate Hurdle VOA 26 Jun 2008 -- Legislation to revise U.S. surveillance law survived a key test vote in the Senate Wednesday, despite opposition from some majority Democrats to a provision protecting telephone companies from possible privacy lawsuits
- Afghanistan: Kabul Accuses Pakistani Spies Of Attack On Karzai RFE/RL 26 Jun 2008 -- Tensions between Afghanistan and Pakistan have been rising for months. Now, they have hit a new peak
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON WORLD PUBLIC OPINION ON TORTURE United Nations 24 Jun 2008
- Survey Finds Many Support Torture in Terror Cases VOA 24 Jun 2008 -- A new survey released Tuesday by a U.S.-based research center shows a significant number of people around the world support the use of torture when related to terrorism
- Afghanistan Says 'Foreign Intelligence' Responsible for Karzai Attack VOA 24 Jun 2008 -- The Afghan government says a "foreign intelligence agency" was responsible for an April assassination attempt on President Hamid Karzai.
- Amnesty accuses EU governments of complicity in US renditions IRNA 24 Jun 2008 -- Amnesty International Tuesday accused European governments of complicity and inaction over US-led rendition and secret detentions.
- Amnesty Says European Governments Fall Short on Probing Rendition Role VOA 24 Jun 2008 -- A new report by Amnesty International accuses European governments of doing nothing to investigate long-standing accusations of aiding the U.S. government in illegally transporting and detaining suspected terrorists
- Northrop Grumman's Airborne Signals Intelligence Payload Product Line Flies On Army Guardrail Aircraft Northrop Grumman 23 Jun 2008 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has successfully demonstrated the capabilities of a communications intelligence sensor package derived from its Airborne Signals Intelligence Payload (ASIP) Product Line aboard the U.S. Army's RC-12 Guardrail Aircraft.
- India successfully flight tested UAV IRNA 21 Jun 2008 -- Nishant, the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) developed by Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) for Indian Army was successfully flight tested near Kolar in Karnataka, Friday.
- President Bush Discusses the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and Funding For Troops The White House 20 Jun 2008
- McClellan: Bush Lost Public's Confidence VOA 20 Jun 2008 -- A former White House spokesman says Americans have lost trust in U.S. President George Bush, because he is refusing to reveal his administration's involvement in leaking the identity of a previously-covert CIA operative
- US House of Representatives Approves Foreign Surveillance Bill VOA 20 Jun 2008 -- The House of Representatives has approved legislation updating U.S. foreign intelligence surveillance law. President Bush welcomed the bipartisan compromise measure saying it will improve U.S. capabilities to prevent another terrorist attacks
- Bush Praises US Congress for Cooperation on FISA, War Funding VOA 20 Jun 2008 -- U.S. President George Bush has praised Congress for its bipartisan cooperation on domestic surveillance and new war funding.
- Doctors' Group Says It Has Evidence US Military Tortured Detainees VOA 18 Jun 2008 -- A group of American doctors that promotes human rights says it has examined 11 former detainees who were held by the U.S. military, and determined they were systematically tortured with the complicity of medical personnel
- Lawmaker Says Pentagon Sought Cruel Interrogation Methods VOA 17 Jun 2008 -- A key U.S. lawmaker says senior Bush administration officials sought extreme interrogation techniques to use against detainees in military prisons
- Senate Hearing Questions Pentagon's Approval of Aggressive Interrogation Techniques VOA 17 Jun 2008 -- A Senate hearing Tuesday is investigating the origins of aggressive interrogation techniques used by the United States against terrorism suspects.
- ELTA Systems Group Announces a New Satellite Cellular Interception System Israel Aerospace Industries 16 Jun 2008 -- Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)'s ELTA Systems Group and Subsidiary announced the EL/K-7099, a new lightweight Satellite Cellular Interception System optimized for tactical off-the-air COMINT operations. The system is designed to intercept and monitor L- Band communication traffic (voice and data) for satellite-based global mobile phone services.
- Israel Aerospace Industries' Malat Division Unveils the Bird Eye 600 Advanced Mini UAV System Israel Aerospace Industries 16 Jun 2008 -- The Malat Division of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) unveils its new Bird Eye 600 advanced Mini UAV system at Eurosatory 2008 exhibition. The development of the new UAV system was based on the lessons-learned from the operational use of IAI's Bird Eye 400 Mini UAV system, and presents a substantial improvement in capabilities over past Mini UAV systems.
- Predator crashes in Afghanistan AFPN 13 Jun 2008 -- An Air Force MQ-1 Predator crashed following takeoff at approximately 2 a.m. local time June 12 here.
- British Intelligence Officer Suspended Over Security Breach VOA 12 Jun 2008 -- A senior intelligence official has been suspended following discovery that confidential documents related to Iraq and the activities of al-Qaida were left on a passenger train
- FURY JOINS UNMANNED SYSTEMS FAMILY BAE Systems 11 Jun 2008 -- BAE Systems has unveiled the latest member of its UAS (Unmanned Autonomous System) family. Sharing a similar airframe and some vehicle system components with the HERTI reconnaissance and surveillance UAS, Fury is an armed reconnaissance and close air support UAS which features latest generation mission systems avionics, a newly developed stores management system and a proven weapon guidance system.
- Gates Discusses Surveillance, Transition Programs AFPS 10 Jun 2008 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said he is pleased with the early results from a panel looking into intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance assets.
- Senate Panel Examines Detainee Interrogation Policies VOA 10 Jun 2008 -- A former agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation says U.S. interrogators' use of coercive techniques against suspected terrorists has not produced reliable intelligence and may have helped recruit a new generation of jihadists intent on attacking the United States again
- US Lawmakers Question Assurances Against Torture VOA 10 Jun 2008 -- U.S. lawmakers have questioned a State Department official about the validity of diplomatic assurances the United States receives from foreign governments that they will not use torture
- Venezuela's Chavez Annuls Intelligence Decree VOA 10 Jun 2008 -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has annulled a controversial intelligence decree that would have forced Venezuelans to become informants and report on their neighbors or face prison time.
- Boeing/Insitu ScanEagle Flight Demonstrates Real-time Radar Imaging Using NanoSAR Boeing 10 Jun 2008 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA], in partnership with ImSAR and Insitu Inc., achieved a major milestone in May with the real-time processing of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data aboard a ScanEagle unmanned aircraft (UA) equipped with a standard inertially stabilized electro-optical (EO) camera. Combining the radar and the camera on the ScanEagle helps warfighters adapt to conditions with poor visibility
- Northrop Grumman Participates in UK Defence Committee Enquiry Into ISTAR and Role of UAVs Northrop Grumman 09 Jun 2008 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) welcomed the opportunity to participate in the enquiry by the House of Commons Defence Select Committee into ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance) and the role of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in providing ISTAR capability.
- Senate Report Says Bush Administration Exaggerated Iraq Threat VOA 06 Jun 2008 -- The Democratic-led U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee has released a report that finds the Bush administration ignored disagreements about intelligence information in making its case for war in Iraq
- Boeing Awarded Navy Contract for ScanEagle Services Boeing 06 Jun 2008 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA], in partnership with Insitu Inc., has been awarded a $65 million contract to provide continuing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) services through the ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system.
- European Defense Industries Dassault Aviation, Thales and Indra Submit a Joint MALE UAV Offer with Israel Aerospace Industries to the French and Spanish Ministries of Defense Israel Aerospace Industries 05 Jun 2008 -- European defense industries Dassault Aviation (France), Thales (France), Indra (Spain) and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will hold a joint press conference on Friday, June 6, 2008, in Paris, France, to announce the submission of a joint offer to supply IAI-made Heron TP MALE UAV to the French and Spanish Ministries of Defense.
- CACI Awarded $26 Million Subcontract to Support U.S. Army Intelligence Database CACI 04 Jun 2008 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has been awarded a $26 million subcontract by ARINC Engineering Services, LLC, to continue its support for activities associated with a classified U.S. Army intelligence database supporting the Facilities, Infrastructure, and Engineering Systems (FIRES) program
- Rheinmetall Defence and IAI cooperate in wide-area reconnaissance – Ultramodern unmanned surveillance system for Bundeswehr programme SAATEG Israel Aerospace Industries 02 Jun 2008 -- Rheinmetall Defence and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) have announced their new cooperation agreement on the marketing of the Heron TP UAV reconnaissance system for long-range operations in the Bundeswehr programme SAATEG (“imaging surveillance system for the depth of the deployment theatre”) during the Berlin Air Show ILA 2008.
- Over 170 Cases of Air Espionage Committed against DPRK in May KCNA 02 Jun 2008 -- The U.S. imperialist aggressor forces and the south Korean puppet forces committed more than 170 cases of aerial espionage against the DPRK in May, over 100 cases by the U.S. forces and 70 odd cases by the south Korean forces, according to a military source.
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