September 2008 Intelligence News
- Pakistani Officials: US Drone Strike Kills at Least 4 VOA 30 Sep 2008 -- Pakistani officials say a suspected US spy drone has fired missiles at a house in northwest Pakistan, killing at least four people.
- Medvedev says security forces focused on battle against terror RIA Novosti 30 Sep 2008 -- Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) has terminated the activities of 120 terrorist and extremist organizations this year.
- Raytheon KillerBee Demonstrates Capabilities in Simulated Combat Environment Raytheon 30 Sep 2008 -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) KillerBee unmanned aircraft system demonstrated its interoperability, integration and functionality as an end-to-end UAS combat system.
- Northrop Grumman's MQ-8B Fire Scout Receives U.S. Navy Contract Award for Second Year of Low Rate Initial Production Northrop Grumman 29 Sep 2008 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Takeoff and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (VTUAV) system demonstrates maturity as it moves into the second year of low-rate initial production (LRIP) with a $32.9 million contract award from the U.S. Navy's Naval Air Systems Command.
- Pakistan Cabinet says intelligence agencies fail to lay hand on terrorists IRNA 26 Sep 2008 -- Pakistani Cabinet: Intelligence agencies failing miserably to lay hand on the perpetrators of terrorism in the country.
- Joint unmanned aircraft system mission crosses Atlantic AFPN 23 Sep 2008 -- An Air Combat Command RQ-4A Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system from the 9th Reconnaissance Wing at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., made a trans-Atlantic flight Sept. 20 with the assistance of Navy officials.
- Northrop Grumman's MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Unmanned Air System Demonstrates Multi-Mode Maritime Radar Capability Northrop Grumman 22 Sep 2008 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has demonstrated radar capability on its company-owned MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Unmanned Air System (VUAS) designated as "P6."
- U.S. 'spy' ship leaves Sevastopol for Greece RIA Novosti 18 Sep 2008 -- A U.S. research ship with alleged intelligence gathering capabilities left Ukrainian territorial waters heading toward the Mediterranean.
- South Korean Officials Try to Keep Lid on Kim Jong Il Health Rumors VOA 18 Sep 2008 -- Kim Jong Il still nowhere to be seen a week after South Korean intelligence officials revealed belief he is recovering from stroke.
- Indian Cabinet approves strengthening of intelligence networks IRNA 18 Sep 2008 -- Sspecial cabinet meeting on internal security approved recommendations on strengthening the existing security apparatus.
- Guard unit makes final preparations for Predator flights AFPN 16 Sep 2008 -- Members of the 163rd Reconnaissance Wing here are now ready to begin training the Airmen on the MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft system.
- Raytheon Develops Unmanned Aircraft System Ground Solution to Meet Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Needs Raytheon 16 Sep 2008 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has developed an advanced common ground control system, or CGCS, for the U.S. Air Force to address mission capability needs for the Predator unmanned aircraft system.
- Acquisition official outlines challenges facing ISR community AFPN 16 Sep 2008 -- Command, control, computers, communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, collectively referred to as C4ISR, is a very large business, Martha Evans told a government-industry crowd that assembled here Sept. 11.
- Air Force develops plan for filling unmanned aircraft system positions AFPN 16 Sep 2008 -- Air Force leaders are taking a two-pronged approach to address the increasing need for pilots of unmanned aircraft systems in Afghanistan and Iraq, an Air Force official said recently.
- U.S. intelligence gathering ship enters Sevastopol harbor RIA Novosti 16 Sep 2008 -- The U.S. Pathfinder ship entered on Tuesday the Sevastopol harbor that is home to the Ukrainian navy and Russia's Black Sea Fleet, a Russian naval source said. ut civilian casualties due to U.S.-led air strikes.
- Spike and SkyLite B Team Up Rafael 15 Sep 2008 -- Haifa – Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd carried out a demonstration of the integrated operational capabilities of the Spike multi-purpose missile system and the SkyLite B mini-UAV, in cooperation with customers in a South American country last month.
- Israel Aerospace Industries announces delivery of the 1st Heron UAV to Canada Israel Aerospace Industries 15 Oct 2008 -- Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) delivered today the first Heron UAV system to the Canadian Air Force.
- Alleged US spy killed in Pakistan IRNA 14 Sep 2008 -- An Afghan man accused of spying for the United States has been killed by suspected Islamic militants, witnesses said on Sunday.
- Counter, human intel MOS opens to female Marines USMC News 12 Sep 2008 -- The counterintelligence and human intelligence military occupational specialty has opened to female Marines.
- South Korean Spy Chief Says Kim Jung Il is Recovering VOA 11 Sep 2008 -- South Korea's spy chief, Kim Sung-ho, says North Korean leader Kim Jung Il is on the mend from an apparent stroke, and is recovering quickly.
- S. Korean Intelligence Says Kim Jong Il Suffered Stroke VOA 10 Sep 2008 -- A South Korean lawmaker says the country's intelligence service has testified that North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is recovering from a stroke
- IAI's Heron TP UAV Reached a Record Altitude of 40,000 ft. Israel Aerospace Industries 09 Sep 2008 -- Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)'s largest and most advanced UAV – the Heron TP has recently reached a new technological and operational record, when it flew, for a substantial period of time, at an altitude of 40,000 ft.
- Virtual reality project could improve UAV operations AFPN 09 Sep 2008 -- An Air Force Office of Scientific Research-managed team here is building a virtual reality environment for the battlespace initiative to maximize the potential of unmanned aerial vehicles.
- Iraq Wants Explanation of US Spying Report VOA 06 Sep 2008 -- The government of Iraq says it will ask for an explanation from U.S. officials about an allegation that the Bush administration spied on Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and other Iraqi officials.
- Iran, Russia agree on intelligence sharing IRNA 05 Sep 2008 -- Iran's Minister of Information, Gholam-Hossein Mohseni Ejeie, on Friday met new head of Russian Federal Security Service, Alexander Bortnikov.
- Top Investigative Reporter: US Spies on Iraqi PM VOA 05 Sep 2008 -- A top U.S. investigative reporter says the Bush administration has extensively spied on Iraqi officials, including Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
- Lockheed Martin Demonstrates Intelligent Autonomous Control of Multiple Unmanned Systems Lockheed Martin 03 Sep 2008 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has successfully demonstrated the Intelligent Control and Autonomous Re-planning of Unmanned Systems (ICARUS) suite of technologies as part of an exercise conducted August 12-14.
- Intelligence wing supports Gustav efforts AFPN 02 Sep 2008 -- Even though Hurricane Gustav made landfall hundreds of miles away, Airmen from the 480th Intelligence Wing here are playing a critical support role.
- Former Uzbek Spy Accuses Government Of Massacres, Seeks Asylum RFE/RL 01 Sep 2008 -- A former Uzbek intelligence officer who claims President Islam Karimov personally ordered massacres in that strategic Central Asian state has arrived in Britain to claim political asylum after months in hiding abroad.
- Over 180 Cases of Aerial Espionage Committed in August KCNA 01 Sep 2008 -- The U.S. imperialists and the south Korean puppet forces frantically committed aerial espionage against the DPRK in August by mobilizing strategic and tactical reconnaissance planes with different missions, according to a military source.
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