July 2011 Intelligence News
- Army airborne ISR platform slated for early 2013 arrival Army News 29 Jul 2011 -- Army acquisition officials say they expect the service's newest airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance asset to be available to the force within 18 months.
- Breivik 'underwent paramilitary training in Belarus' RIA Novosti 28 Jul 2011 -- Belarusian opposition politician: Norway's twin terror suspect Anders Behring Breivik trained at a secret paramilitary field camp in Belarus earlier this year.
- Eritrea planned massive attack against African Union summit, UN News Centre 28 Jul 2011 -- The Eritrean Government planned a massive attack on an African Union meeting held earlier this year, according to a new UN report.
- DIA Director Cites Value of Shared Knowledge AFPS 27 Jul 2011 -- A heightened level of shared knowledge, speed of information and sending professionals to the battlefield are crucial to future military endeavors.
- Northrop Grumman's Global Hawk Unmanned Aircraft System Completes First Full System Flight With MP-RTIP Sensor Northrop Grumman 26 Jul 2011 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) RQ-4B Block 40 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS) completed its first full system flight with the high performance AN/ZPY-2, also referred to as the Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program (MP-RTIP) sensor. The flight took place at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., on July 21.
- NPS Students Explore Full Potential of Unmanned Air Systems NNS 28 Jul 2011 -- The Naval Postgraduate School's Field Experimentation program is providing students the opportunity to test their research.
- Intelligence agents to appear before Osama panel IRNA 25 Jul 2011 -- Senior intelligence officials will appear before the high level commission investigating the U.S. unilateral raid to kill Osama bin Laden.
- Taiawn ex-army major general life sentence over China spying CNA 25 Jul 2011 -- Former Army major general Lo Hsien-che has been sentenced to life imprisonment on conviction of spying for China.
- Intelligence Ministry probing academic's assassination: Moslehi IRNA 24 Jul 2011 -- Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi said on Sunday that the assassination of Iranian post-graduate student, Dariush Rezainejad was a horrific crime which is seriously being pursued by the Intelligence Ministry.
- Musharraf Defends Pakistan Spy Agency RFE/RL 22 Jul 2011 -- Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has defended Pakistan's national intelligence agency.
- Georgian journalists get suspended sentences for spying RIA Novosti 22 Jul 2011 -- The Tbilisi City Court found four Georgian photo journalists guilty of espionage and gave them suspended sentences.
- Georgian Prosecutor Announces Plea Deal In Photographer Spy Case RFE/RL 22 Jul 2011 -- Prosecutors in Georgia say they have requested suspended sentences for three journalists charged with spying for Russia.
- Former KGB officer describes arrest in Austria RIA Novosti 22 Jul 2011 -- Former commander of Russia's Alpha Group, retired KGB Colonel Mikhail Golovatov, was detained at Vienna's Schwechat International Airport on an arrest warrant issued by Lithuania.
- First EURO HAWK(R) Unmanned Aircraft System Touches Down in Germany Northrop Grumman 21 Jul 2011 -- EURO HAWK®, the first high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE), signals intelligence (SIGINT) unmanned aircraft system (UAS) based on the RQ-4 Global Hawk produced by Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) for the German Bundeswehr, successfully touched down in Manching, Germany.
- Musharraf: Bin Laden's Death Won't Weaken al-Qaida VOA 21 Jul 2011 -- Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf says he does not think al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden's death will weaken the terrorist group.
- Senior US spy official in Pakistan for trust gap talks IRNA 21 Jul 2011 -- A senior American spy official has arrived in Pakistan for talks with his counterparts to bridge the trust gap betweenthe two countries.
- Pakistan Protests US Arrest of Alleged Agent VOA 21 Jul 2011 -- The Pakistani government is protesting the arrest in the United States of a man accused of acting as a Pakistani agent.
- Photographers detained in Georgia for spying to be questioned again RIA Novosti 21 Jul 2011 -- A group of four photojournalists recently detained on espionage charges in Georgia will undergo more questioning.
- Lithuania suspects Russian involvement in ex-KGB agent release RIA Novosti 21 Jul 2011 -- Lithuania has asked the Russian ambassador to explain Moscow's suspected involvement in the release of ex-KGB officer.
- Pakistan Navy inducts first squadron of indegenous drone aircraft IRNA 21 Jul 2011 -- Pakistan Navy on Wednesday formally inducted the first squadron of its indegenous unmanned spy aircraft in its fleet.
- US Denies Losing Drone in Iran VOA 20 Jul 2011 -- The U.S. has denied an Iranian report that the country's Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. drone.
- Iran Claims It Shot Down US Spy Plane VOA 20 Jul 2011 -- An Iranian lawmaker says Iran's Revolutionary Guard has shot down an unmanned U.S. spy plane.
- Iranian Report Claims U.S. Spy Plane Shot Down Over Nuclear Site RFE/RL 20 Jul 2011 -- A state-run website in Iran says the country's Revolutionary Guards have shot down an unmanned U.S. spy plane.
- German police training Saudi secret service IRNA 20 Jul 2011 -- Germany's federal police are also involved in training Saudi secret service officers.
- US Charges 'Pakistani Agents' with Conspiracy VOA 19 Jul 2011 -- The US has charged two men with conspiracy, saying they lobbied the US without disclosing they were funded by the Pakistani government.
- Baltic countries slam Austria's release of ex-KGB agent RIA Novosti 19 Jul 2011 -- The FM of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia complained that Austria released wanted ex-KGB Col. Mikhail Golovatov.
- Latvia challenges Austria on ex-KGB agent release RIA Novosti 19 Jul 2011 -- Latvia handed the Austrian ambassador in Riga a note demanding an explanation about the release of a wanted ex-KGB colonel.
- KCNA on Japan's Ambition to Stage Comeback to Korea KCNA 19 Jul 2011 -- Japan is set to lay a groundwork for the advance of the Japan "Self-Defence Forces" into the Korean Peninsula according to a diplomatic cable of the U.S. embassy in Tokyo disclosed by WikiLeaks.
- Lithuania Angry After Austria Lets Wanted Ex-KGB Man Go RFE/RL 18 Jul 2011 -- A diplomatic row between Lithuania and Austria erupted after Austrian authorities released a former KGB officer.
- Lithuania may break diplomatic ties with Austria RIA Novosti 18 Jul 2011 -- Lithuanian Seimas Committee on Foreign Affairs is discussing breaking off diplomatic ties with Austria over the release of an ex-KGB agent.
- Georgia Photojournalist Admits Working For Russia RFE/RL 18 Jul 2011 -- Authorities say one of three Georgian news photographers accused of spying has admitted passing secret official data.
- Military denies key to Taiwan's secrets sold to China CNA 16 Jul 2011 -- The Ministry of National Defense (MND) denied a report Saturday claiming that former Army major general Lo Hsien-che sold a scrambler used by Taiwan's intelligence services to China while he was posted in Thailand from 2002 to 2005.
- Pakistani Intelligence Chief to Meet with CIA Director VOA 14 Jul 2011 -- Pakistan's intelligence chief is visiting Washington for talks with U.S. officials.
- SAIC Awarded Contract by U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency SAIC 14 Jul 2011 -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) announced today it was awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) to provide measurement and signature intelligence services in support of the National Measurement and Signature Intelligence (MASINT) Office. The multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract has a one-year base period of performance and four one-year options. Work will be performed primarily in the National Capital Region.
- Northrop Grumman's On-Demand Intelligence System Used for the First Time in a Live-Fire Demonstration Northrop Grumman 13 Jul 2011 -- Using real-time video imagery distributed from Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) on-demand intelligence system, Marines successfully completed live-fire targeting exercises on the Marine Corps' extensive ranges here. For the first time, warfighters used the Heterogeneous Airborne Reconnaissance Team (HART) system to simultaneously and autonomously manage two unmanned aircraft to track a moving target, and enable a live-fire strike and destruction. The demonstrations were conducted June 13-24, 2011.
- Pakistani spy chief leaves for US IRNA 13 Jul 2011 -- Head of Pakistan’s top intelligence agency has left for United States for talks with the US intelligence officials.
- Human Rights Watch Calls For Criminal Investigation Against Bush Officials RFE/RL 13 Jul 2011 -- Human rights group: Former President Bush and 3 top officials should be investigated for authorizing the use of torture.
- London Court Defers Assange Extradition Ruling RFE/RL 13 Jul 2011 -- British judges have deferred a decision on an appeal by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange against his extradition to Sweden.
- Judges Defer Decision on WikiLeaks Founder's Extradition VOA 13 Jul 2011 -- The founder of the WikiLeaks website Julian Assange was back in court Wednesday, fighting extradition to Sweden.
- UN expert calls for unrestricted access to US detainees UN News Centre 12 Jul 2011 -- The UN independent expert on torture voiced concern over restrictions imposed by the United States on access to detainees.
- Human Rights Watch Calls For Criminal Investigation Against Bush Officials RFE/RL 12 Jul 2011 -- Human Rights Watch has called for a criminal investigation into allegations that the administration of former President George W. Bush authorized the use of torture against detainees.
- Global Hawk postured for success AFNS 12 Jul 2011 -- The RQ-4 Global Hawk program remains a critical component to national security and the Air Force will increase cost-saving efficiencies to ensure the unmanned aerial system's sustainment.
- Army improving UAS effectiveness Army News 12 Jul 2011 -- The 11th UAS Warfighter Forum is an opportunity for attendees to confer openly and discuss issues to identify what the Army has done.
- Eye in the sky Army News 12 Jul 2011 -- A small, raptor-like unmanned aerial system called the ScanEagle is providing Soldiers in Iraq with an ever-vigilant eye in the sky.
- WikiLeaks' Assange In U.K. Court To Appeal Extradition Ruling RFE/RL 12 Jul 2011 -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has begun against extradition to Sweden to face rape allegations.
- Arrested Georgian photographer had access to sensitive information RIA Novosti 11 Jul 2011 -- Photographer Georgiy Abadaladze had access to sensitive information as employee of the Georgian Foreign Ministry.
- Pakistan army seeks US intelligence on Zawahiri IRNA 10 Jul 2011 -- Pakistan army Sunday asked the United States to share information about the presence of the al-Qaeda Chief Ayman al-Zwahiri.
- Pakistan army rejects US paper allegations IRNA 09 Jul 2011 -- Pakistan's chief military spokesman Saturday rejected allegations by the New York Times against the chief of the country's premier intelligence agency, the ISI and described them as baseless and mischievous.
- Three of detained Georgian photographers accused of espionage RIA Novosti 09 Jul 2011 -- Four photojournalists, including Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili's personal photographer and his wife, were detained on spying charges early on Thursday. They are accused of providing sensitive information to an 'organization operating under the patronage of a foreign state's intelligence service.'
- Pakistan Rejects US Allegation VOA 08 Jul 2011 -- Pakistan is denouncing comments by the top U.S. military officer that elements within the Pakistani government sanctioned the killing of a journalist in late May.
- Top U.S. Commander Accuses Pakistan Government In Journalist Killing RFE/RL 08 Jul 2011 -- The US' top military commander has accused Pakistan's government of "sanctioning" the slaying of a journalist.
- Georgian President's Office Says Detained Journalists Were Spies RFE/RL 08 Jul 2011 -- Spokeswoman for Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili: Georgian news photographers arrested on July 7 were part of a "spying network."
- Georgian journalists' arrest not linked to work - official RIA Novosti 08 Jul 2011 -- Thursday's detention of four prominent Georgian photojournalists is not related to their professional activities.
- Georgia Says Four Photojournalists Arrested For Spying RFE/RL 07 Jul 2011 -- Georgian officials say four news photographers arrested overnight are accused of spying for a foreign country.
- Guardrail turns 40, modernization keeps it going Army News 07 Jul 2011 -- Guardrail aircraft were first employed in Germany in 1971 to monitor Soviet Block troop movements in East Germany and Czechoslovakia.
- Northrop Grumman to Help U.S. Navy Study Options for Developing Fleet of Carrier-Launched Unmanned Systems Northrop Grumman 07 Jul 2011 -- The U.S. Navy will gain insight into the technical risks, challenges and operational benefits of developing a new fleet of unmanned carrier-launched surveillance and strike (UCLASS) aircraft through a study contract awarded June 23 to Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC).
- Unmanned Global Hawk Completes First Production Acceptance Multi-Intelligence Sensor Flight Northrop Grumman 07 Jul 2011 -- The newest Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) built RQ-4 Global Hawk remotely piloted aircraft completed the first of many production acceptance flights of an operational Block 30 multi-intelligence sensor package on May 25, flown from Palmdale, Calif.
- General Dynamics Awarded Enterprise Communications Services Contract by Defense Intelligence Agency General Dynamics 06 Jul 2011 -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a task order to provide enterprise communication services under the Defense Intelligence Agency's (DIA) Solutions for the Information Technology Enterprise (SITE) contract.
- Pakistani Panel Bars Bin Laden Family From Leaving Country VOA 06 Jul 2011 -- A Pakistani commission investigating raid that killed Osama bin Laden said the terror leader's family can not leave the country.
- Pakistani Panel Seeks To Prevent Bin Laden Family From Leaving RFE/RL 06 Jul 2011 -- A Pakistani panel has told the Pakistani authorities not to repatriate Al-Qaeda leader's family members without its permission.
- Pakistani commission on Osama operation begins probe IRNA 06 Jul 2011 -- High-level commission constituted by the Pakistani government to ascertain the facts about the presence of Osama bin Laden and raid.
- Pakistan wants CIA to undertake not to attack Pakistan anymore IRNA 06 Jul 2011 -- Pakistan has demanded the US Central Intelligence Agency to undertake not to attack Pakistani soil anymore.
- Bahrain Sentences 3 for Spying, Reportedly for Iran VOA 06 Jul 2011 -- A Bahraini criminal court has sentenced three people to prison for spying, reports say on behalf of Iran.
- Georgia jails Russians on spy charges RIA Novosti 06 Jul 2011 -- A court in Georgia jailed nine people on Wednesday, including four Russians, on espionage charges.
- Iran deplores Israeli failure to free Iranian diplomats IRNA 06 Jul 2011 -- Iran deplored Israeli failure to free four Iranian diplomats its agents kidnapped from Lebanon in 1982.
- Petraeus Confirmed as CIA Director AFPS 01 Jul 2011 -- The Senate yesterday confirmed Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, currently the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, as the next director of the CIA.
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