October 2009 Intelligence News
- Russian Intelligence Says Bomb Caused Deadly Train Crash RFE/RL 28 Nov 2009 -- Russia’s domestic intelligence service has said that the train derailment that killed about 30 people and injured nearly 100 was caused by a bomb.
- India to Send Intelligence Officers to Chicago to Question Terror Suspect VOA 30 Oct 2009 -- India's government confirms it is cooperating with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation concerning a foiled terror plot allegedly involving two Chicago residents. Meanwhile, India is denying that a famous Indian political figure was an intended target of the suspects.
- 4 remotely piloted vehicle squadrons stand up at Holloman AFNS 29 Oct 2009 -- Air Force officials here stood up three remotely piloted vehicle squadrons and a maintenance squadron under the 49th Fighter Wing during an assumption-of-command ceremony Oct. 23 at Holloman Air Force Base.
- Crimean Tatar Leader Claims FSB Behind Murder Plan RFE/RL 29 Oct 2009 -- Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev says he believes Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) is behind a special operation to assassinate him, RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reports
- Rheinmetall Defense and Israel Aerospace Industries to Provide ISR Services for German Armed Forces in Afghanistan Israel Aerospace Industries 28 Oct 2009 -- Rheinmetall Defence and the German Federal Office of Defense Technology and Procurement (Bundesamt f?r Wehrtechnik und Beschaffung – BWB) signed a service provider contract today to provide the German Bundeswehr with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities through the deployment of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system.
- Rheinmetall Defence and Israel Aerospace Industries to Provide ISR Services for German Armed Forces in Afghanistan Rheinmetall Defence 28 Oct 2009 -- Rheinmetall Defence and the German Federal Office of Defense Technology and Procurement (Bundesamt für Wehrtechnik und Beschaffung – BWB) signed a service provider contract today to provide the German Bundeswehr with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities through the deployment of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system.
- UN rights expert voices concern over use of unmanned drones by United States UN News Centre 28 Oct 2009 -- The use of pilot-less drones by the United States to target militants in Pakistan and Afghanistan will be regarded as a breach of international law unless Washington can demonstrate that it follows the appropriate precautions and accountability mechanisms, an independent United Nations human rights expert warned.
- Employees improve UAV Reset process Army News 28 Oct 2009 -- Tobyhanna employees are improving the unmanned aerial vehicle system Reset process
- Afghan President's Brother Denies CIA Payments VOA 28 Oct 2009 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai's brother has denied an American newspaper report that he receives payments from the CIA.
- Northrop Grumman Awarded U.S. Army Contract to Relocate Hunter Training and Test Facilities Northrop Grumman 26 Oct 2009 -- The U.S. Army Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) office has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a $6.2 million contract to move the Army's Hunter UAS training and engineering test facilities from Cochise College Flight Line, Douglas, Ariz., to the new Rapid Integration and Acceptance Center (RIAC), Michael Army Airfield, Dugway Proving Grounds, Utah.
- Fidel Castro's Sister Says She Worked With CIA VOA 26 Oct 2009 -- Juanita Castro, sister of former Cuban President Fidel Castro, says she collaborated with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency against her brother's rule in the 1960s.
- NASA, Northrop Grumman Announce Initial Flight of Global Hawk Unmanned System for Environmental Science Research Northrop Grumman 23 Oct 2009 -- NASA and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today announced the initial flight of a Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to be used for environmental science research.
- Russia demands release of two men detained in Georgia RIA Novosti 23 Oct 2009 -- Moscow is demanding the release of a Russian human rights activist and a retired army officer detained in Georgia.
- Venezuela Criticizes US Probe of Former Los Alamos Scientist VOA 22 Oct 2009 -- Venezuelan President Chavez accused the US of trying to create what he called the "opinion" that his country wants nuclear weapons.
- Musicians Make Noise Over Guantanamo Music Torture Claims VOA 22 Oct 2009 -- Number of superstar musicians are demanding to know if their music was used to torture prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
- Russian police to buy two Israeli drones next year RIA Novosti 22 Oct 2009 -- The Russian Interior Ministry will buy two Israeli-built unmanned aerial vehicles in 2010.
- Australia's Relations With China Cool Over Espionage, Terrorism Concerns VOA 22 Oct 2009 -- Business leaders are hopeful that Australia's fraught diplomatic ties with China.
- Former Armenian Army Officer Charged With Spying For Baku RFE/RL 22 Oct 2009 -- An Armenian citizen has been charged with spying for Azerbaijan.
- Tbilisi Court Starts Hearing Russia Espionage Case RFE/RL 20 Oct 2009 -- A court in Tbilisi has begun hearing the case of Vakhtang Maisaia, who is accused of spying for Russia.
- Raytheon Insider Threat Solution Receives Federal Validation Raytheon 20 Oct 2009 -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Linux cryptographic module embedded in its government insider threat solution has been awarded federal validation.
- Maryland Scientist Charged with Attempted Espionage US Dept. of Justice 19 Oct 2009 -- A Maryland scientist who once worked in varying capacities for the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has been arrested for attempted espionage.
- UN: Israeli Spy Devices Caused Lebanon Blasts VOA 19 Oct 2009 -- UN probe into mysterious blasts in S. Lebanon indicates Israel had planted spying devices in the area during its war against Hezbollah.
- U-2 exceeds 25,000th hour of flight AFNS 19 Oct 2009 -- U-2 aircraft No. 068-0337 was accepted by Air Force officials in 1968, and exceeded the 25,000th hour of flight Oct. 18, 2009, in a mission out of Southwest Asia.
- Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Keep Watch in Afghanistan AFPS 19 Oct 2009 -- The Raven is a portable UAV that provides soldiers a live video feed both day and night and also has tracking and still-image capabilities.
- Serb who spied on Russia for U.S. sentenced in Moscow RIA Novosti 16 Oct 2009 -- Court sentenced Serbian national who sold Russian classified military information to the US during the 1990s to 8 years in prison.
- Russian soldier sentenced to 10 years for spying for Georgia RIA Novosti 16 Oct 2009 -- Court in the North Caucasus sentenced a Russian sergeant major to ten years in prison on charges of spying for Georgia.
- KCNA Slams Japan's Dangerous Move for Space Militarization KCNA 15 Oct 2009 -- Recently Japan declared it would launch H-2A rocket for putting a spy satellite into space at the Tanegashima Space Centre.
- Boeing A160T Unmanned Helicopter Flies With Foliage-Penetrating Radar in DARPA Tests Boeing 13 Oct 2009 -- The Boeing [NYSE: BA] A160T Hummingbird unmanned helicopter successfully completed 20 test flights from Aug. 31 to Oct. 8 with the Foliage Penetration Reconnaissance, Surveillance, Tracking and Engagement Radar (FORESTER).
- Raytheon Achieves Site Acceptance Test for Two U.S. Air Force Intelligence Ground Systems Raytheon 13 Oct 2009 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has accomplished two major requirements of the Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) contract, completing the site acceptance testing of two operational Distributed Ground Systems: DGS-2 at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., and DGS-4 at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
- Georgian vice speaker calls Russia's terrorism claim 'absurd' RIA Novosti 13 Oct 2009 -- Vice speaker of Georgia's parliament dismissed allegation that Georgia has been supporting terrorists in the Caucasus.
- Russia accuses Georgia of supporting terrorism in N.Caucasus RIA Novosti 13 Oct 2009 -- Russia's security chief accused Georgia on Tuesday of supporting terrorist groups in Russia's North Caucasus.
- FSB Says Organizers Of Attack On Ingush President Killed RFE/RL 13 Oct 2009 -- FSB: Organizers of the June assassination attempt against Ingushetian President Yunus-Bek Yevkurov have been killed.
- Masterminds of attack on Ingush president killed - FSB chief RIA Novosti 13 Oct 2009 -- Militants who organized an assassination attempt on the president of the North Caucasus Republic of Ingushetia have been killed.
- Ion Tiger Fuel Cell Unmanned Air Vehicle Completes 23-Hour Flight Navy NewsStand 13 Oct 2009 -- The Naval Research Laboratory's Ion Tiger flew 23 hours and 17 minutes.
- Northrop Grumman and EADS Defence & Security Unveil First Euro Hawk® Unmanned Reconnaissance Aircraft EADS 09 Oct 2009 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and EADS Defence & Security (DS) introduced the first Euro Hawk® unmanned aircraft system (UAS) in an unveiling ceremony today at Northrop Grumman’s Palmdale, Calif., facility.
- Wiretapping practices decline under KMT government: NSB CNA 09 Oct 2009 -- Practice of wiretapping intelligence targets has been on the decline since President Ma assumed office on May 20, 2008.
- Reaper takes flight at Holloman AFNS 09 Oct 2009 -- The first MQ-9 Reaper to arrive here made its first local flight Oct.1, expanding the capacity for the remotely piloted vehicle formal training unit.
- Lockheed Martin Flies First 360-degree Infrared Sensor on Small Unmanned Aircraft System Lockheed Martin 08 Oct 2009 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] recently completed a successful test of a new infrared sensor turret aboard its Desert Hawk III Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), marking the first time a small UAS has flown with a 360-degree infrared sensor.
- Northrop Grumman and EADS Defence & Security Unveil First Euro Hawk(R) Unmanned Reconnaissance Aircraft Northrop Grumman 08 Oct 2009 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and EADS Defence & Security (DS) introduced the first Euro Hawk(R) unmanned aircraft system (UAS) in an unveiling ceremony today at Northrop Grumman's Palmdale, Calif., facility.
- Airmen provide intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance AFNS 08 Oct 2009 -- Leaders at every level need battlefield information, and because of 99th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron now they know.
- Unit surpasses consecutive 7,000 days with forces in Southwest Asia AFNS 08 Oct 2009 -- Members of the 55th Winghave been deployed in USCENTCOM area of responsibility every day for the past 7,000 days.
- U.S. Army Awards Lockheed Martin $133 Million to Provide Persistent Threat Detection Aerostat Systems Lockheed Martin 07 Oct 2009 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] recently received a $133 million award to provide the U.S. Army with eight additional Persistent Threat Detection Systems (PTDS) to support coalition forces.
- Raytheon Introduces Improved Mobile Device for Fast Intelligence Sharing Raytheon 07 Oct 2009 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is debuting at the 2009 Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition a breakthrough mobile device for faster intelligence sharing.
- U.S. President Sees Progress In Fight Against Al-Qaeda RFE/RL 07 Oct 2009 -- President Obama: Al-Qaeda has lost significant operational ability but are "still plotting" attacks on the United States and its allies.
- US Attorney General: Tough to Meet Guantanamo Closing Deadline VOA 07 Oct 2009 -- US Attorney General Holder has acknowledged it will be difficult to meet deadline to close US detention center at Guantanamo Bay.
- Unmanned aircraft systems leading fight Army News 07 Oct 2009 -- It is 2230 hours and the moon casts jagged mountain shadows on an Army patrol as the Soldiers bed down for a well-deserved rest deep in enemy territory.
- More unmanned aircraft striving to eliminate IEDs Army News 07 Oct 2009 -- Army trained more than 1,400 Soldiers, Marines and civilians to fly unmanned aircraft systems in 2009.
- Northrop Grumman's Fire Scout Unmanned Helicopter Completes Flight With New Ground Control Station Northrop Grumman 06 Oct 2009 -- The Northrop Grumman Corporation-developed (NYSE:NOC) MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Unmanned Aircraft System (VUAS) recently completed a flight under the command and control of a new company-developed STANAG 4586 compatible ground control station (GCS).
- Obama Praises Intelligence Community's Success, Diligence AFPS 06 Oct 2009 -- President Obama praised members of the US intelligence community, saying terrorist attacks foiled have saved countless American lives.
- Obama: US Making 'Real Progress' in Terror Fight VOA 06 Oct 2009 -- U.S. President Barack Obama says America is making real progress in the fight against al-Qaida and other terrorist groups.
- L-3 Wins Special Operations Contract for Expeditionary Unmanned Systems L-3 Communications 05 Oct 2009 -- L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) has awarded its Geneva Aerospace division a contract for expeditionary unmanned systems.
- Unmanned Aircraft Systems Team Opens Site In Utah Army News 05 Oct 2009 -- Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office officially opened its Rapid Integration and Acceptance Center.
- UAS career field decisions, ISR organization discussed at summit AFNS 02 Oct 2009 -- Air Force leaders met at an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance summit to discuss ISR organizational plans.
- New York Federal Judge Denies Request For CIA Secret Documents VOA 01 Oct 2009 -- US federal judge ruled documents detailing CIA's overseas secret detention program may be kept secret.
- Iraqi Air Force Completes First Phase of Key Training AFPS 01 Oct 2009 -- Members of 70th Air Reconnaissance Squadron completed the first phase of ISR training with Minnesota National Guard.
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