January 2012 Intelligence News
- Intelligence Chief Describes Complex Challenges AFPS 31 Jan 2012 -- America and the world are facing the most complex set of challenges in at least 50 years.
- US Intel Chiefs Assess Iranian Threat VOA 31 Jan 2012 -- America’s top intelligence official says Iran is increasingly willing to conduct attacks in the United States or against U.S. interests overseas.
- Obama Confirms Drone Strikes in Pakistan VOA 31 Jan 2012 -- U.S. President Barack Obama has publicly acknowledged for the first time that the United States uses drone strikes against militants in Pakistan.
- Pakistan terms US drone strikes counterproductive IRNA 31 Jan 2012 -- Pakistan said that the US unmanned drone strikes inside its territory are illegal and counterproductive.
- Human Rights Watch Blasts Impunity Of Pakistan Security Agency RFE/RL 31 Jan 2012 -- Human Rights Watch is criticizing what it calls "impunity" for Pakistan's powerful Inter-Services Intelligence agency.
- Drones – Who Makes Them And Who Has Them? RFE/RL 31 Jan 2012 -- A drone, or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), is a pilotless plane which can be guided by remote control, or can navigate automatically based on pre-programmed software.
- Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract for Integration of Battlefield Airborne Communications Node on Global Hawks Northrop Grumman 30 Jan 2012 -- The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $47.2 million contract for the purchase and integration of two more Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) payloads on two existing Block 20 Global Hawk aircraft.
- Iran calls for the scientist's immediate release ISNA 30 Jan 2012 -- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said the U.S. intelligence agencies have used to lay trap for Iranians.
- Massive Israeli Drone Crashes RFE/RL 30 Jan 2012 -- The Israeli military says one of its most sophisticated drones has crashed.
- Northern Command helps Border Patrol with Southwest mission Army News 30 Jan 2012 -- Technology originally created for use in tracking improvised explosive device networks is finding new purpose.
- Churov Accused of Spying for Britain RIA Novosti 30 Jan 2012 -- A group of Communist lawmakers asked the Federal Security Service to check the country’s election tsar for ties to British intelligence.
- Iran builds rescue and search drone ISNA 28 Jan 2012 -- Iranian scholars managed to design and build a drone which can be used in rescue and search missions.
- Legislators Face Check Over British 'Spy' Ties RIA Novosti 27 Jan 2012 -- Russia's lower house of parliament, the State Duma, will investigate lawmakers who had contacts with alleged British intelligence agent Marc Doe, deputy Alexander Khinshtein said on Friday.
- Northrop Grumman Statement on the Global Hawk Block 30 Program Northrop Grumman 26 Jan 2012
- Aerial ISR Provides Mission Overwatch for Border Mission Army News 26 Jan 2012 -- Technology originally created for use in tracking improvised explosive devices (IEDs) networks in Afghanistan and Iraq is finding new purpose in supporting U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) by providing mission overwatch during border patrol missions.
- Reports: Plot To Kill Israeli Ambassador In Azerbaijan Foiled RFE/RL 25 Jan 2012 -- Reports say two Azerbaijani citizens have been arrested in connection with an alleged plot to kill the Israeli ambassador to Baku.
- India conducts flight trials of micro, mini air vehicles IRNA 25 Jan 2012 -- Flight trials of Micro and Mini Air Vehicles were conducted at Hoskote near Bangalore.
- CACI Awarded $189 Million in Previously Unannounced Intelligence Contracts CACI 23 Jan 2012 -- CACI International Inc announced today that it has been awarded approximately $189 million in previously unannounced contracts with federal government clients in the Intelligence Community (IC).
- Pakistan clamps down on German spy office in Peshawar: DPA IRNA 21 Jan 2012 -- Pakistani police on Saturday cracked down on the Peshawar-based office of Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency, the German Press Agency dpa cited security circles as saying.
- Moscow Denies Canada Expelled Diplomats RIA Novosti 20 Jan 2012 -- The Foreign Ministry in Moscow denied on Friday reports that four Russian embassy staff in Ottawa were expelled following the arrest of of a Canadian military officer accused of spying for Russia.
- CASSIDIAN and Rheinmetall pool their Unmanned Aerial Systems activities EADS 20 Jan 2012 -- Cassidian and Rheinmetall have agreed to pursue Rheinmetall’s Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) activities together in a Joint Venture. It was agreed in a contract that Cassidian should hold 51 percent and Rheinmetall 49 percent of the shares in the newly established Joint Venture.
- General Dynamics Opens Cyber Intel Facility Near Ft. Meade General Dynamics 19 Jan 2012 -- General Dynamics opened its new Cyber and Intelligence Solutions Center in Annapolis Junction today. The 28,000 square foot facility houses ample space for technical demonstrations and collaborative meetings and brings together the full breadth of General Dynamics’ cyber capabilities.
- Ex-Official Says Britain Used Fake Rock To Spy On Russia RFE/RL 19 Jan 2012 -- A former British official has admitted for the first time that Britain did use a fake rock fitted with electronic equipment to spy on Russia.
- Britain Admits Moscow Spy Rock RIA Novosti 19 Jan 2012 -- Britain has for the first time admitted it was spying when the FSB accused British diplomats of using a transceiver hidden inside a rock on a Moscow street.
- Russian Military Intelligence Targets Terrorism Hot Spots RIA Novosti 19 Jan 2012 -- Russia’s military intelligence has focused its activity on terrorism, crisis regions, and the prevention of nuclear proliferation.
- US Spy Agency Confirms 1980s Link to Charles Taylor VOA 19 Jan 2012 -- A U.S. intelligence agency has confirmed it worked with former Liberian leader Charles Taylor, who is now on trial for war crimes at The Hague, during his rise to power.
- Norway Security Chief Quits After Pakistan Agents Disclosure RFE/RL 19 Jan 2012 -- Norway’s security chief has resigned after she revealed confidential information, including that Norway has intelligence agents in Pakistan.
- US Senator Seeks Release of American Jailed in Cuba VOA 19 Jan 2012 -- A high ranking member of the U.S. Senate is in Cuba trying to gain the release of an American accused of spying.
- T-Hawk gives Soldiers, Marines eyes on the battlefield Army News 19 Jan 2012 -- Soldiers and Marines are getting a new unmanned aerial vehicle that will give them real time intelligence on the battlefield.
- New RPA career field graduates first RQ-4 pilots AFNS 19 Jan 2012 -- Two members of Beale Air Force Base were recognized as the first RQ-4 Global Hawk pilots in the new 18X career field during a winging ceremony Jan. 13.
- Burning rubber helps land U-2 safely AFNS 18 Jan 2012 -- Going 100 mph down the flightline might be normal for an F-16 Fighting Falcon, but for the drivers of the U-2 chase car it's also a daily event on the ground.
- Vigilant Pursuit system aims to improve field intelligence Army News 18 Jan 2012 -- The Army is looking to decrease the time between intelligence data collection and Soldier action by the spring with the Vigilant Pursuit system.
- Russia Allocates $160 Mln for Drone Development RIA Novosti 18 Jan 2012 -- Russian Helicopters has received $160 mln from the federal budget for the development of three types of unmanned aerial vehicles.
- Russian Police Detain Suspect in 1999 FSB Blast RIA Novosti 18 Jan 2012 -- Moscow police have detained a 29-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of involvement in a bombing that damaged the former headquarters building of the KGB in Moscow in 1999.
- Alleged 'Russian' Spy Arrested in Canada RIA Novosti 17 Jan 2012 -- A Canadian military intelligence officer has been arrested on charges of alleged espionage on behalf of Russia.
- French Judge Seeks Access to Guantanamo Prison VOA 17 Jan 2012 -- A French judge has requested permission from the United States to visit the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay.
- NPS Acquires Two USVs, Opens Sea Web Lab for Expanded Undersea Warfare Research NNS 17 Jan 2012 -- Naval Postgraduate School leaders, students and guests gathered to welcome two new unmanned surface vehicles.
- Army integrating intel systems to increase response time in the field Army News 17 Jan 2012 -- The time it takes to verify and analyze data can critically impact whether or not a team can properly engage a target.
- Lockheed Martin Acquires Procerus Technologies Lockheed Martin 17 Jan 2012 -- Lockheed Martin today announced the acquisition of Procerus Technologies, a company specializing in autopilot and other avionics for micro unmanned aerial systems. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but are not material to Lockheed Martin’s results.
- Thales and Aerovisión present FRONTEX with an unmanned aerial vehicle for border control Thales 16 Jan 2012 -- Thales and Aerovisión have given a real flight demonstration of the UAV Fulmar (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) for the European Agency Frontex, the organism in charge of coordinating the border control operations of the European Union member states.
- Pakistani Intelligence: Taliban Leader Believed Killed in US Drone Strike VOA 15 Jan 2012 -- Pakistani intelligence officials say the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Hakimullah Mehsud, may have been killed in a January 12 U.S. drone strike in the North Waziristan tribal region.
- US, Zionist spies involved in scientist assassination: Ayat. Khatami IRNA 15 Jan 2012 -- Tehran's substitute Friday prayers leader, Ayatollah Seyyed Ahmad Khatami said here on Sunday that it goes without saying that the US and Zionist intelligence services were involved in the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan.
- IR Iran will retaliate its scientists' assassinations: Moslehi IRNA 15 Jan 2012 -- Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi said the Islamic Republic of Iran will give a decisive and crushing response to the recent terrorist acts by agents of Mossad, CIA and MI6 which resulted in martyrdom of Iranian nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan.
- VP: Zionists undoubtedly behind killing of Iranian scientist IRNA 15 Jan 2012 -- First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi said here on Sunday that the Zionist regime was undoubtedly behind the assassination of the Iranian nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan.
- Iran blames countries disclose names of scientists ISNA 15 Jan 2012 -- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said the country blames those who disclosed the names of the country's nuclear scientists.
- Khamenei: CIA, Mossad Behind Iran Scientist Killing RFE/RL 13 Jan 2012 -- Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has accused the United States and Israel of orchestrating the assassination of a nuclear scientist in Tehran this week.
- Iran’s leader blames CIA, Mossad for scientist’s murder RIA Novosti 13 Jan 2012 -- Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has accused the U.S. and Israeli intelligence services of the involvement in the killing of an Iranian nuclear scientist.
- Investigating Officer Recommends Court-martial for Manning AFPS 13 Jan 2012 -- The investigating officer has recommended that Army Pfc. Bradley Manning face a general court-martial for charges of leaking classified documents.
- Aging Kiowa, vertical UAS among aviation challenges Army News 13 Jan 2012 -- Probably by this summer, the Army will be floating a new idea past the troops for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.
- Russia charges former Estonian spy in Arctic Sea hijacking RIA Novosti 13 Jan 2012 -- Investigators in the northern Russian port of Arkhangelsk have charged in absentia Estonia's former spy chief, Eerik-Niiles Kross, with organizing the hijacking of the cargo ship Arctic Sea in 2009.
- Putin attends funeral of legendary WWII Soviet spy RIA Novosti 13 Jan 2012 -- Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin attended the funeral of a legendary World War II Soviet agent, Gevork Vartanyan.
- Army outlines challenges for aviation branch Army News 12 Jan 2012 -- Commander of the Army's Aviation Center of Excellence stressed that while there's no doubt Army aviation continues to meet the needs of the nation today, significant challenges lie ahead for Army aviation as it grows.
- Raytheon Awarded $179.5 Million Contract for US Air Force Field Service Support Raytheon 12 Jan 2012 -- Raytheon Company has been awarded a $179.5 million follow-on contract by the U.S. Air Force to provide Contractor Field Service (CFS) support for U-2 sensors, data links and the Air Force Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS). Raytheon has been prime on the CFS program providing support to the warfighter since the original contract was awarded in 1999.
- JAGO awarded for DataMan mapping system UK MOD 12 Jan 2012 -- The DataMan geographic system, developed by the MOD's Joint Aeronautical and Geospatial Organisation (JAGO), has been recognised as one of 2011's top five programmes and innovations in the ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) community.
- General Dynamics’ TACLANE-C100 Encryptor Certified to Support Government’s New ‘Leave-behind’ Strategies General Dynamics 10 Jan 2012 -- General Dynamics C4 Systems’ TACLANE®-C100 encryptor has been certified by the National Security Agency (NSA) as a Suite B device to secure network communications at the Secret level and below.
- Iran Sentences American Man to Death as Alleged CIA Spy VOA 09 Jan 2012 -- Iran announced on Monday it had sentenced a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen to death for spying for the CIA, creating fresh grounds for hostility with Washington at a time when Tehran has responded to new U.S. sanctions with military threats.
- US Presses Iran to Release American Sentenced for Spying VOA 09 Jan 2012 -- The United States is pressing Iran to release an American man who has been sentenced to death by an Iranian court on charges of spying for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. This comes at a time of rising tensions between the United States and Iran.
- American spy sentenced to death IRNA 09 Jan 2012 -- The Islamic Revolution Court branch 15 on Monday sentenced US spy, Amir Mirzaie Hekmati, to death.
- Iran sentences CIA spy to death ISNA 09 Jan 2012 -- Iran sentenced the arrested CIA spy Amir Mirza Hekmati to death on charge of Moharebeh - Waging War against God.
- Iran Sentences U.S. Man To Death On Spying Charges RFE/RL 09 Jan 2012 -- An Iranian court has sentenced an Iranian-American man to death on charges of spying for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
- US Denies American Sentenced to Death in Iran Was Spying VOA 09 Jan 2012 -- The White House is denying that an American man sentenced to death by an Iranian court Monday on charges of spying for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency was engaged in espionage.
- Iran reports arrests of U.S. spies RIA Novosti 09 Jan 2012 -- Iran's Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi has announced the arrest of several alleged U.S. spies charged with an attempt to disrupt the upcoming parliamentary elections, the official IRNA news agency reported.
- Spies trying to disrupt Iran's upcoming elections arrested: Moslehi IRNA 08 Jan 2012 -- Intelligence Minister Hojjatoleslam Heydar Moslehi announced the arrest of several spies who, in line with the plots of the US government, wanted to disrupt the upcoming Ninth Majlis (Parliament) elections slated for March 2.
- Remarks by the President on the Defense Strategic Review The White House 05 Jan 2012
- Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta Statement on Defense Strategic Guidance DoD 05 Jan 2012
- Statement as Prepared by Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta on the Defense Strategic Guidance DOD 05 Jan 2012
- Statement as Prepared by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey on the Defense Strategic Guidance DOD 05 Jan 2012
- Defense Strategic Guidance Media Roundtable at the Pentagon DoD 05 Jan 2012
- Defense Strategic Guidance Briefing from the Pentagon DoD 05 Jan 2012
- Specifics Still to Come as DOD Unveils New Strategy AFPS 05 Jan 2012 -- Specifics on how the new defense strategic guidance will affect the Pentagon’s budget will take shape in the weeks to come.
- Guidance Guards Against All Threats, Officials Say AFPS 05 Jan 2012 -- New military strategy guidance unveiled at the Pentagon today does not change the Defense Department’s longstanding commitment to prevail against any adversary anywhere.
- Strategy Calls for Military to Handle Full Range of Contingencies AFPS 05 Jan 2012 -- The American military will be leaner in the years ahead, but it will remain lethal and without a match in the world, President Barack Obama said.
- Obama: Future Force Will be Smaller, Agile, Ready AFPS 05 Jan 2012 -- At a moment of national transition, the United States is reshaping defense priorities and its military force to sustain U.S. global leadership and respond to changing security and fiscal needs, President Barack Obama said.
- Obama: Defense Strategy Will Maintain U.S. Military Pre-eminence AFPS 05 Jan 2012 -- President Barack Obama announced a defense strategy he said will allow the military to defend the United States and its national interests.
- Obama Unveils Strategy for Smaller, Agile Future US Military VOA 05 Jan 2012 -- President Barack Obama and U.S. defense officials have unveiled the results of a new strategy review to maintain U.S. military superiority.
- Obama to Unveil New Military Shaped by Budget Cuts VOA 05 Jan 2012 -- U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to unveil a new defense plan reflecting billions of dollars in budget cuts and ending a decades-old strategy of being prepared to fight two wars at once.
- U.S. to cut armed forces – Obama RIA Novosti 05 Jan 2012 -- The U.S. President Barack Obama unveiled on Thursday a new defense strategy that seeks to cut the country’s armed forces as a part of major cuts to the U.S. defense budget by almost $500 billion.
- Iran builds VTOL aircraft for mapping ISNA 03 Jan 2012 -- Iranian scientists built vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft capable of using non-metric cameras to prepare large-scale maps.
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