September 2009 Intelligence News
- Predator passes 600,000 flight hours AFNS 30 Sep 2009 -- Airmen of the 432nd Air Expeditionary Wing here surpassed the 600,000 flight hour mark in the MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft system.
- Italian Prosecutor Urges Prison for Americans in CIA Case VOA 30 Sep 2009 -- An Italian prosecutor has urged a court in Milan to convict and sentence 26 U.S. intelligence operatives.
- Former Czechoslovak Spy At RFE/RL Sentenced For Fraud RFE/RL 30 Sep 2009 -- Former Czechoslovakia spy who planned bomb attacks against RFE/RL's headquarters given a six-year jail term for insurance fraud.
- Northrop Grumman's Hunter Unmanned Aircraft System Fielded With Automatic Takeoff and Landing System Northrop Grumman 30 Sep 2009 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has equipped and fielded its Hunter Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) with an Automatic Takeoff and Landing System (ATLS) to the Army's UAS Training Battalion, Fort Huachuca, Ariz., where it successfully completed its first launch and recovery.
- Raytheon Develops Tactical Intelligence Resource for U.S. Army Raytheon 29 Sep 2009 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has debuted a mobile intelligence collection and dissemination resource for the U.S. Army.
- Raytheon Completes Flight Testing of Key Air Force Intelligence System Raytheon 28 Sep 2009 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has established initial operational capability and has conducted flight tests for a key communications component for the U.S. Air Force DCGS (Distributed Common Ground System).
- UAS mission enters new chapter with graduation AFNS 28 Sep 2009 -- Pilots and sensor operators graduated from initial qualification training at Creech Air Force Base.
- US Drone Crashes in Northern Iraq VOA 26 Sep 2009 -- The US military says an American drone has crashed in northern Iraq, hitting the offices of one of Iraq's largest political parties.
- Yuma air station UAS runway completed USMC News 25 Sep 2009 -- Marine Wing Support Squadron 374 finished constructing a new UAS runway at the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range.
- Northrop Grumman Welcomes Milestone Achievements in NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Program Northrop Grumman 25 Sep 2009 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) welcomes the signing this week of the Program Memorandum of Understanding for the NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) program by the 15 participating nations
- Army's electronic warfare needs receive heightened emphasis Army News 23 Sep 2009 -- Enemy use of the electromagnetic spectrum against U.S. Soldiers has remained a persistent challenge.
- Air Force officials release Predator accident report AFNS 22 Sep 2009 -- An MQ-1 Predator flying a mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom presumably crashed in a forward operating area.
- U.S. Joint Forces Command Awards Lockheed Martin Team $29 Million Contract for Advanced Video Intelligence System Lockheed Martin 21 Sep 2009 -- The same video management technology that helps sports broadcasters assemble the day’s top highlights will soon help military commanders track the action on the battlefield.
- CIA Chief: Iranian Leaders Debating Nuclear Weapons VOA 18 Sep 2009 -- The United States and its allies have long contended that Iran is embarked on a path to becoming a nuclear weapons power.
- White House Backs Controversial Domestic Surveillance Provisions VOA 16 Sep 2009 -- The Obama administration is urging lawmakers to extend 3 provisions of controversial domestic surveillance law.
- Report Lists Russia, China As Top US Concerns RFE/RL 16 Sep 2009 -- New report says Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea pose the greatest challenges to US national interests.
- Russia could challenge U.S. interests - intelligence report RIA Novosti 16 Sep 2009 -- Russia is among the countries that could challenge US interests, according to US 2009 National Intelligence Strategy.
- CACI Awarded $24.5 Million Task Order to Continue Support for U.S. Army Airborne Intelligence CACI 15 Sep 2009 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CACI) announced today that it has been awarded a $24.5 million task order to provide Airborne, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (AISR) Ground Station Support to the U.S. Army Product Manager Aerial Common Sensor.
- Pentagon to Share Terrorism Info at Local Level AFPS 15 Sep 2009 -- Pentagon officials will begin sharing classified, terrorism-related information stored on the secure DoD network with state and local agencies.
- Russia's top military commander visits Cuba RIA Novosti 15 Sep 2009 -- The chief of the Russian General Staff has arrived in Cuba for a working visit at the invitation of the Cuban military leadership.
- Federal Appeals Court Rules in Favor of CACI in Abu Ghraib Case CACI 14 Sep 2009 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CACI) announced today that it welcomes a ruling handed down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit dismissing the claims in two lawsuits filed in 2004.
- Predator crashes in central Iraq AFNS 15 Sep 2009 -- An Air Force MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft crashed in central Iraq at approximately 12:45 p.m. Baghdad time on Sept.14.
- Reaper crashes in Afghanistan AFNS 14 Sep 2009 -- An Air Force MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aircraft crashed in Afghanistan Sept. 13 at approximately 5:30 a.m. Kabul time.
- Russian cab driver gets 7 years in prison for treason RIA Novosti 14 Sep 2009 -- A court in North Ossetia has sentenced a cab driver to seven years in prison for treason after he admitted to spying for Georgia.
- MQ-1 Predator crashes at Holloman AFB AFNS 11 Sep 2009 -- An Air Force MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft crashed Sept. 11 at 8:58 a.m. here. The aircraft was assigned to the 432nd Wing at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., and was part of the MQ-1 training mission. No one was injured and no private property was damaged.
- IAI-made Heron UAV to be Operated by Royal Australian Air Force in Afghanistan Israel Aerospace Industries 09 Sep 2009 -- Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will supply its Heron Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) to MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA), who have been awarded a contract by the Australian Department of Defence (DoD) for an unmanned aerial surveillance solution.
- Lockheed Martin Introduces Ruggedized Ground Sensor Mast For Enhanced Battlefield Surveillance Lockheed Martin 09 Sep 2009 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] today introduced a new, state-of-the art, robust Common Mast System to support ground vehicle sensors, providing Warfighters significantly enhanced situational awareness in all battlefield conditions.
- BAE SYSTEMS DELIVERS FIRST AIRBORNE DAY/NIGHT PERSISTENT SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM TO U.S. ARMY BAE Systems 10 Sep 2009 -- BAE Systems has developed and delivered the first airborne persistent surveillance system to the U.S. Army, addressing an urgent need for continuous, wide-area, day-or-night situational awareness in complex operational environments
- Lockheed Martin Airborne Lab Demonstrates Advanced Intelligence Collection Capabilities At U.S. Army Exercise Lockheed Martin 10 Sep 2009 -- The power of one multi-intelligence aircraft collecting, correlating then distributing diverse types of intelligence to those who needed it was demonstrated by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] during the U.S. Army's C4ISR On-The-Move exercise.
- Predator crashes in Afghanistan AFNS 05 Sep 2009 -- An Air Force MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft crashed in eastern Afghanistan Sept. 4 at approximately 8:45 p.m. Kabul time
- Belarusian Activist's Spy 'Confession' Yields More Questions Than Answers RFE/RL 04 Sep 2009 -- Syarhey Haurylin single-handedly managed to shine a spotlight on Belarus's ill-famed secret services.
- Russian cab driver admits spying for Georgia RIA Novosti 03 Sep 2009 -- A Russian cab driver admitted spying for Georgia during his trial at a Supreme Court in Russia's southern republic of North Ossetia.
- GTMO Guard Force Leadership Changes Hands Navy NewsStand 03 Sep 2009 -- The Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion welcomed new commander during a change of command ceremony Sept. 1.
- US to Base Drones in Seychelles to Fight Piracy VOA 02 Sep 2009 -- The United States is planning to deploy unmanned aerial vehicles in the Seychelles islands in the coming weeks to combat piracy.
- Air Force officials release Predator accident report AFNS 02 Sep 2009 -- Air Force officials: A disconnected vacuum line caused the April 28 crash of an MQ-1 Predator west of Creech Air Force Base.
- Abkhaz court sentences Georgian spy to 19 years in prison RIA Novosti 02 Sep 2009 -- The Abkhazian Supreme Court sentenced a resident convicted of spying for Georgia, to 19 years imprisonment.
- KU teams up with Fort Riley to fly unmanned craft Army News 02 Sep 2009 -- University of Kansas Aerospace Engineering department traveled to Fort Riley to test its Meridian Unmanned Aircraft System.
- Northrop Grumman's Hunter Unmanned Air System Successfully Completes GPS-guided Viper Strike Testing Northrop Grumman 01 Sep 2009 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Hunter Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), in use with the U.S. Army since 1996, has successfully completed testing of the new GPS-guided Viper Strike (VS) weapons system at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. GPS VS will soon deploy to theater on board Hunter in support of contingency operations.
- Raytheon Unveils Several Firsts at Empire Challenge 09 Raytheon 01 Sep 2009 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) unveiled several firsts while playing a significant role in Empire Challenge 09.
- Secretary Gates to MC-12 workers: Your work is saving troops' lives AFNS 01 Sep 2009 -- Defense Secretary Gates: MC-12 Liberty aircraft is saving lives on the battlefield.
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