April 2011 Intelligence News
- Obama nominates spy chief Panetta for U.S. secretary of defense RIA Novosti 29 Apr 2011 -- U.S. President Barack Obama has nominated CIA Director Leon Panetta to be the next secretary of defense.
- Dutch fighter pilot detained on suspicion of spying for Belarus RIA Novosti 29 Apr 2011 -- Dutch Special Services have detained an F-16 fighter pilot on suspicion of spying for Belarus.
- Remarks by the President in a Personnel Announcement The White House 28 Apr 2011
- Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates Statement on National Security Personnel Changes DoD 28 Apr 2011
- Analysts: US National Security Shakeup Comes at Critical Time VOA 28 Apr 2011 -- U.S. President Barack Obama announced a major shakeup of his national security team. Analysts say the move comes during a critical period in the U.S. war in Afghanistan.
- Obama Announces Cabinet, Afghanistan Changes VOA 28 Apr 2011 -- President Barack Obama formally announced leadership changes for the Department of Defense, CIA, and command of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan.
- Obama Announces National Security Team Overhaul VOA 28 Apr 2011 -- U.S. President Barack Obama announced major changes to his national security team.
- Obama's New Security Team Filled With Mostly Familiar Faces VOA 28 Apr 2011 -- U.S. President Barack Obama announced the nomination of CIA director Leon Panetta to replace Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
- President Praises Gates, Nominates New Security Team AFPS 28 Apr 2011 -- President Barack Obama thanked Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates for his service as he officially announced his intention to nominate CIA Director Leon E. Panetta to lead the Pentagon.
- Petraeus to Leave Battlefield for CIA AFPS 28 Apr 2011 -- Army Gen. David H. Petraeus plans hang up his uniform in September to lead the CIA.
- Military officer gets life for spying for China CNA 28 Apr 2011 -- Colonel Lo Chi-cheng was sentenced to life plus 27 years for spying for China, bribery and extortion.
- Former Staff Member of "National Intelligence Service" Declared Guilty KCNA 28 Apr 2011 -- The Seoul Central District Court sentenced a former staff member of the "National Intelligence Service" to a prison term.
- Obama to Nominate Panetta to Succeed Gates as Defense Secretary AFPS 27 Apr 2011 -- President Barack Obama intends to nominate CIA Director Leon Panetta as the next defense secretary.
- Obama Set To Name Panetta New Defense Secretary, Petraeus To Head CIA RFE/RL 27 Apr 2011 -- US President Obama is expected to name General David Petraeus to be the new head of the CIA, and to make current agency chief Leon Panetta his new secretary of defense.
- Obama to Reshuffle National Security Team VOA 27 Apr 2011 -- President Barack Obama is making sweeping changes in his national security team.
- Reports: Panetta To Be Defense Secretary, Petraeus To Take Charge of CIA RFE/RL 27 Apr 2011 -- US media: CIA director Leon Panetta is due to become US Defense Secretary replacing Robert Gates.
- Pakistani, US Spies Are at Odds Over Operations VOA 27 Apr 2011 -- The US Central Intelligence Agency and Pakistan's Interservices Intelligence directorate have had an up-and-down relationship.
- Boeing Vigilare System Completes Operational Testing in Australia Boeing 27 Apr 2011 -- The Boeing Vigilare network centric command and control system has passed its last formal operational test. Testing took place at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Williamtown's Eastern Regional Operations Centre (EROC) from March 28 to April 8.
- WikiLeaks Guantanamo Documents Show Complexity VOA 26 Apr 2011 -- Human Rights activists: WikiLeaks documents show the US has held hundreds of men at the facility for years with little or no evidence.
- Suspected al-Qaeda assassin worked for British intelligence IRNA 26 Apr 2011 -- An al-Qaeda operative accused of bombings was at the same time working for British intelligence.
- Shourd invited to attend 2nd court hearing IRNA 26 Apr 2011 -- Sara Shourd, one of the three detained Americans who was released later on bail, has been invited to attend her second trial session to be held soon.
- Northrop Grumman Begins Testing of New Multi-Function Active Sensor Developed for Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) Applications Northrop Grumman 25 Apr 2011 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation has announced the start of system tests of a new Multi-Function Active Sensor (MFAS) being developed here for use by the U.S. Navy onboard the MQ-4C Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Unmanned Aircraft System (BAMS UAS).
- White House Condemns Latest WikiLeaks Disclosure VOA 25 Apr 2011 -- The White House condemned the disclosure of hundreds of U.S. military documents originally obtained by the website WikiLeaks.
- Leaked US Documents Show Assessments of Guantanamo Detainees VOA 25 Apr 2011 -- WikiLeaks has released documents dealing with the detention facility for suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
- Classified U.S. Documents Detail Innocence Of Gitmo Inmates RFE/RL 25 Apr 2011 -- The US held innocent men for years at its maximum-security detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
- WikiLeaks Files Reveal Many In Guantanamo 'Not Dangerous' RFE/RL 25 Apr 2011 -- Classified U.S. documents revealed the US held dozens of innocent men for years at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay.
- Iran Says It Has Detected Second Cyberattack RFE/RL 25 Apr 2011 -- A senior military official says Iran has been hit by a second computer virus in a "cyberwar" waged by its enemies.
- Iran says hit by second cyber attack RIA Novosti 25 Apr 2011 -- Iran's civil defense chief said on Monday the country had been hit by its second cyber attack in the past eight months.
- Three Americans to stand trial in Iran mid May ISNA 25 Apr 2011 -- Three Americans imprisoned in Iran are to stand trial on May 11.
- CIA, US forces leaves Pakistani base IRNA 22 Apr 2011 -- The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and American troops have vacated a Pakistan air base, which they had been also using for pilotless drone aircraft, local media reported on Friday.
- Intelligence course in Bamako, Mali, fosters cooperation among West African neighbors Army News 20 Apr 2011 -- Recently, U.S. Army Africa (USARAF) intelligence assets extended a helping hand to their African continent counterparts in Bamako, Mali.
- Army to Transfer Manning to Leavenworth AFPS 19 Apr 2011 -- The Army plans to transfer Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, charged with leaking classified military information in the WikiLeaks incident, to a new Joint Regional Correctional Facility at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Jeh C. Johnson, the Defense Department's general counsel, announced today.
- DOD News Briefing with General Counsel Johnson, Under Secretary Westphal and Lt. Col. Hilton from the Pentagon on the status of Army Pfc. Manning DoD 19 Apr 2011 -- Presenter: Jeh Johnson, General Counsel, Department Of Defense; Under Secretary of the Army Joseph Westphal; and Army Lt. Col. Dawn Hilton, Commander of the Joint Regional Correctional Factiliy at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
- Lockheed Martin Tactical Reconnaissance Radar Completes Unmanned Aerial System Test Flights Lockheed Martin 19 Apr 2011 -- Lockheed Martin's Tactical Reconnaissance and Counter-Concealment-Enabled Radar, TRACER, has completed flight testing aboard a Predator B MQ-9 Unmanned Aerial System. TRACER is a dual-band (UHF and VHF) synthetic-aperture radar capable of detecting and geo-locating objects that are buried, camouflaged or concealed under foliage.
- New York Army National Guard Soldiers Fly High, See All Via Unmanned Aircraft Army News 18 Apr 2011 -- The New York Army National Guard's 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team will have a hawk's eye view of the battlefield thanks to the Soldiers who operate the brigade's Shadow RQ-7 unmanned reconnaissance aircraft.
- Pentagon Official Addresses WikiLeaks, Social Media AFPS 18 Apr 2011 -- The WikiLeaks episode underscores the need for laws and policies that address the unintended consequences of 'technology at the intersection of national security,' the Pentagon's lead communicator said yesterday.
- Second Pakistan's intelligence officer leaves for US IRNA 13 Apr 2011 -- Chief of Pakistan's main intelligence agency is still in the US and is holding talks with the CIA chief.
- Pakistan Says No to Drone Strikes, CIA Operations VOA 12 Apr 2011 -- Pakistani and American officials say Pakistan has demanded the US CIA halt unmanned drone strikes against militants in the country.
- Intelligence Disagreements Cast Shadow Over U.S.-Pakistani Relations RFE/RL 12 Apr 2011 -- The head of Pakistan's ISI has held talks in Washington.
- Pakistani, U.S. Intelligence Chiefs Meet Near Washington RFE/RL 12 Apr 2011 -- The head of Pakistan's ISI directorate has met near Washington with the head of the U.S. CIA.
- Ambassador Calls for 'Renewal' Amid US-Pakistan Tensions VOA 11 Apr 2011 -- The U.S. ambassador to Islamabad is calling for a renewal in relations between the United States and Pakistan.
- Pakistan's Top Spy Visits U.S. RFE/RL 11 Apr 2011 -- The head of Pakistan's intelligence agency is visiting his counterpart at the CIA at a time of tension in the counterterrorism partnership between the two spy agencies.
- Pakistan intelligence chief leaves for US to revive ties with CIA IRNA 11 Apr 2011 -- Pakistan’s intelligence chief, Lt. Gen, Ahmad Shuja Pasha, left for Washington for talks with the chief of Central Intelligence Agency.
- BAE Systems Delivers Greater Intelligence Capabilities to Two U.S. Navy Ships BAE Systems 11 Apr 2011 -- BAE Systems announced it has delivered two production units of the U.S. Navy's primary shipboard intelligence system for U.S. naval forces, providing significantly greater intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting capability over legacy systems.
- Air Force announces MC-12 basing decision AFNS 08 Apr 2011 -- The Department of the Air Force recently announced it will base the MC-12W Liberty aircraft here.
- Additional Orders For DRAC Air Vehicles For The French Army EADS 08 Apr 2011 -- Cassidian has been notified by the French defence procurement agency (DGA) of the confirmation of additional orders for DRAC air vehicles and systems for the French Army.
- RAF Reaper reaches 20,000 hours over Afghanistan UK MOD 08 Apr 2011 -- The RAF's Remotely Piloted Air System, the Predator MQ-9 Reaper, has notched up a landmark 20,000 operational flying hours over Afghanistan.
- BAE Systems Adds Frame Camera Sensor Modeling to Geospatial-intelligence Software BAE Systems 06 Apr 2011 -- BAE Systems has added new capabilities to its geospatial-intelligence (GEOINT) software, providing enhancements that allow customers to import high-resolution imagery from scanned film and digital airborne sensors. The company's SOCET GXP® software automates image processing to make analysts more responsive in the operational environment.
- IAI/ELTA Systems' Real Time Intelligence Center (RICent) Technology Successfully Demonstrated in Latin America Israel Aerospace Industries 05 Apr 2011 -- ELTA Systems Ltd., an Israel Aerospace Industries group and subsidiary (IAI/ELTA) has recently successfully demonstrated its Real Time Intelligence Center (RICent) technology in several Latin-America countries.
- IAI's Electric Tethered Observation Platform enters a phase of Advanced Development Israel Aerospace Industries 05 Apr 2011 -- Israel Aerospace Industries' Electric Tethered Observation Platform (ETOP) is entering a phase of advanced development.
- IAI/ELTA and TAC Motors, to unveil a new ISR Vehicle named 'Stark IRV' Israel Aerospace Industries 05 Apr 2011 --ELTA Systems Ltd., an Israel Aerospace Industries' group and subsidiary (IAI/ELTA) and TAC Motors will unveil the Stark IRV (Inteligência, Reconhecimento e Vigilância) a new Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) vehicle, at the Latin American Aerospace and Defense Conference and Exhibition- LAAD 2011
- CIA Secretly at Work Inside Libya VOA 05 Apr 2011 -- Published reports say CIA officers are at work inside Libya. But just what they are doing is not clear and, in keeping with practice, the CIA would not comment on the reports. The Obama administration has said it has not yet decided whether to arm the Libyan rebels. But, there is much the CIA may be doing in Libya short of that.
- Northrop Grumman's Global Hawk Continues to Shine 10 Years on From Historic Trans-Pacific Flight Northrop Grumman 04 Apr 2011 -- Ten years ago this month, Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS) entered the Guinness Book of Records for the longest nonstop unmanned flight when it flew from Edwards Air Force Base in California to RAAF Base Edinburgh in South Australia. A decade on, the long endurance UAS continues to show its strength and versatility in military and civilian tasks in the Australia region and across the globe.
- Pakistan, Afghan MPs criticize intelligence agencies IRNA 01 Apr 2011 -- Pakistani and Afghan lawmakers said that the intelligence agencies of the two countries are ‘pursuing their own individual interest."
- UAV crashes at Edwards AFB AFNS 01 Apr 2011 -- A Global Observer unmanned aircraft crashed at approximately 2:30 a.m., April 1, near the southwest corner of Rogers Dry Lakebed.
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