February 2012 Intelligence News
- Israel Helped Russia Hack Georgian Drones – Wikileaks RIA Novosti 29 Feb 2012 -- A swap deal between Russia and Israel in 2008 provided secret codes for Georgian drones and information on Iranian missile systems.
- Presidential Policy Directive - Requirements of the National Defense Authorization Act The White House 28 Feb 2012
- Presidential Message to Congress - Requirements of the National Defense Authorization Act The White House 28 Feb 2012
- Presidential Memorandum to Congress - Requirements of the National Defense Authorization Act The White House 28 Feb 2012
- Four Afghan Officials Arrested On Spying Charges RFE/RL 28 Feb 2012 -- Information has emerged about the arrests of four Afghan officials for allegedly spying on behalf of neighboring Iran and Pakistan.
- Israel Sells Drones, Missiles To Azerbaijan RFE/RL 27 Feb 2012 -- Israeli defense officials on February 26 confirmed a deal to sell Azerbaijan drones, antiaircraft, and missile defense systems for some $1.6 billion.
- Moscow Irate over New WikiLeaks Reports RIA Novosti 27 Feb 2012 -- Media reports alleging that Russian Prosecutor General Yury Chaika may have collaborated with foreign intelligence services is a provocation.
- WikiLeaks Publishes Confidential Stratfor E-Mails RFE/RL 27 Feb 2012 -- Stratfor has condemned the release by the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks of millions of emails from the U.S.-based firm.
- Six Alleged Serbian Interior Ministry Members Arrested In Kosovo RFE/RL 27 Feb 2012 -- The European Union mission in Kosovo says six suspected operatives of Serbia's Interior Ministry have been arrested in Kosovo.
- Northrop Grumman BAMS Unmanned Aircraft System Program Achieves Two Major Milestones Northrop Grumman 27 Feb 2012 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation has commenced flight tests of the first developmental multifunction active sensor (MFAS) radar destined for the U.S. Navy's MQ-4C Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Unmanned Aircraft System (BAMS UAS).
- Sagem wins maintenance contract for Sperwer drones deployed by French army Sagem (Safran group) 27 Feb 2012 -- Sagem (Safran group) has just signed a contract with SIMMAD (1), on behalf of the French Ministry of Defense, to provide in-service maintenance for the Sperwer SDTI tactical drone systems deployed by the French army.
- German secret services snooping over 37 million e-mails IRNA 25 Feb 2012 -- German intelligence agencies have accessed 37 million e-mails and data connections in 2010 - five times as many as in 2009.
- DRDO working on systems to detect nuke contamination zones IRNA 25 Feb 2012 -- DRDO is developing an array of ground-based and unmanned aerial systems to detect and map contamination zones.
- Australia to Use Military Drones to Protect Ocean Swimmers VOA 25 Feb 2012 -- Unmanned drones are to patrol Australian beaches to help protect swimmers against dangerous currents.
- UN office welcomes Togolese report UN News Centre 24 Feb 2012 -- The United Nations human rights office welcomed independent report in Togo that examines allegations that members of the West African country’s intelligence agency tortured individuals accused of taking part in an attempted coup d’état in 2009.
- Industry leaders briefed on ISR future AFNS 23 Feb 2012 -- Lt. Gen. Larry James, Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for ISR, briefed industry leaders about the service's ISR future.
- Air Force fiscal 2013 budget invests in critical space capabilities AFNS 23 Feb 2012 -- Investment in space programs was a priority in this year's Air Force budget.
- Army charges Manning with leaking intelligence Army News 23 Feb 2012 -- Pfc. Bradley E. Manning was arraigned here today on 22 charges that include wrongfully releasing intelligence, theft of records and aiding the enemy.
- US WikiLeaks Informant Formally Charged VOA 23 Feb 2012 -- The U.S. Army intelligence analyst accused of passing classified documents to WikiLeaks has been formally charged with 22 counts.
- WikiLeaks Suspect Manning Defers On Plea RFE/RL 23 Feb 2012 -- Bradley Manning, accused of sharing classified government documents with WikiLeaks, has been charged, but his lawyers deferred entering a plea.
- Russia to Launch 100 Military Satellites in Next Decade RIA Novosti 22 Feb 2012 -- Russia is planning to launch at least 100 military satellites in the next 10 years to boost its reconnaissance and missile detection capabilities.
- Estonians Suspected Of Spying For Russia RFE/RL 22 Feb 2012 -- Police in Estonia have detained a longtime security official and his wife on suspicion of spying for Russia.
- Estonian Accused of Spying for Russia RIA Novosti 22 Feb 2012 -- An official with Estonia’s security police has been arrested on suspicion of spying for Russia.
- Lockheed Martin Foliage Penetrating Reconnaissance Radar Deployed to Support U.S. Southern Command Lockheed Martin 22 Feb 2012 -- After successfully completing operational demonstrations, Lockheed Martin’s penetrating radar capable of detecting objects that are buried, camouflaged or concealed under dense foliage was deployed to support U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM).
- India plans to develop next-generation electronic warfare systems IRNA 21 Feb 2012 -- India plans to develop new-generation Electronic Warfare systems to be fitted on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, aircraft and satellites.
- Senior Commander: Iran’s cyber defense is preemptive IRNA 19 Feb 2012 -- Police Commaner Brigadier General Esmaeil Ahmadi Moghaddam said Iran’s cyber defense is preemptive.
- Fake Member Of Parliament Raises Alarm In Afghanistan RFE/RL 17 Feb 2012 -- An unidentified man may have collected a treasure trove of sensitive information from security and intelligence offices throughout Afghanistan's southern Kandahar Province.
- Gunston Hall Tests New Asset, Scan Eagle UAV during CERTEX NNS 17 Feb 2012 -- USS Gunston Hall conducted, for the first time aboard, testing of Scan Eagle, an unmanned aerial vehicle, used in coordination with both Gunston Hall and the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit.
- Charlie Chaplin No Communist Says MI5 File RIA Novosti 17 Feb 2012 -- British intelligence service MI5 said silent film legend Charlie Chaplin was not a Communist agent as suspected by the U.S. FBI.
- Watchkeeper to be key pillar of Anglo-French defence cooperation Thales 17 Feb 2012 -- The largest tactical unmanned air system (UAS) in Europe was today announced as a key pillar of a broad Anglo-French defence cooperation in the field of UAS as the French Government confirmed its interest in working with the UK to develop Thales UK's Watchkeeper.
- U.S. Faces Broad Spectrum of Threats AFPS 16 Feb 2012 -- The United States and its allies face a broad spectrum of national security threats from terrorism, nuclear proliferation and cyber attacks.
- U.S. Slaps Sanctions On Iranian Intelligence Ministry RFE/RL 16 Feb 2012 -- The U.S. Treasury Department has slapped sanctions on Iran's main intelligence organization.
- Israeli-origin Indian Navy’s UAV crashes near Visakhapatnam IRNA 16 Feb 2012 -- An Israeli-origin unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of the Indian Navy Thursday crashed near Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh state, while on the way back from an exercise.
- Russian Terror Crimes Down by 50% in 2011 - FSB Chief RIA Novosti 15 Feb 2012 -- The number of terrorism-related crimes in Russia halved to 365 in 2011 from 779 in 2010, the head of Russia's Federal Security Service said.
- ONR Global Taking Off for Singapore Air Show 2012 NNS 14 Feb 2012 -- The Office of Naval Research Global is showcasing unmanned systems at the 2012 Singapore Air Show.
- New tri-Service intelligence unit formed to support Afghanistan operations UK MOD 14 Feb 2012 -- The brains behind some of the British Army's most complex counter-intelligence work have taken up a new role.
- Pakistan manufacturing spy aircraft, says air chief IRNA 14 Feb 2012 -- Pakistan Air Chief, Air Marshal Rao Qamar Sulema, has said that the country is manufacturing its own spy aircraft.
- Lockheed Martin Offers On-Demand Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Service Lockheed Martin 14 Feb 2012 -- To meet the immediate needs of customers who require intelligence aircraft or ground systems to support missions for a short period of time, Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] is providing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance to order.
- Lockheed Martin Teams with PT CMI Teknologi for Indonesia National Air Space Surveillance Program Lockheed Martin 14 Feb 2012 -- Lockheed Martin signed a teaming agreement with Indonesian technology firm PT CMI Teknologi to improve airspace surveillance, safety, and management over the Indonesian Archipelago in support of the government’s defense revitalization initiative.
- DOD Releases Military Intelligence Program Requested Top Line Budget for Fiscal 2013 DoD 13 Feb 2012
- Azerbaijan Rejects Iran's Israel Spy Claim RFE/RL 13 Feb 2012 -- Azerbaijan has denied Iranian claims that Baku has been collaborating with Israel's spy services.
- Iran summons Azerbaijani envoy ISNA 13 Feb 2012 -- Iran summoned Azerbaijani ambassador Javanshir Akhundov following coming and going of certain terrorists linked to assassination of Iranian nuclear scientists in Azerbaijan.
- Iran Summons Azeri Envoy Over Nuclear Scientist Killing RIA Novosti 13 Feb 2012 -- The Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned Azerbaijan’s ambassador, accusing the country of colluding with the Israeli intelligence.
- Ukrainian Scientist Suspected of Spying for U.S. RIA Novosti 13 Feb 2012 -- A spy scandal may be brewing in Ukraine after the media reported that the security service suspects the director of a research institute there of passing secret information to the United States.
- Raytheon Delivers First International Maritime Surveillance Radar to Boeing Raytheon 13 Feb 2012 -- Raytheon Company has delivered the first international version of its APY-10 surveillance radar to Boeing. The radar will be installed on the P-8I aircraft Boeing is building for the Indian navy.
- Azerbaijani Aviation Engineer Seeks Niche In Civilian Drone Market RFE/RL 12 Feb 2012 -- Droidair is one of a growing number of drone aircraft manufacturers seeking a share of a global market.
- CIA Website Briefly Knocked Offline, Hackers Claim Credit VOA 11 Feb 2012 -- The website for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency was back online Saturday, one day after Anonymous claimed users disabled it.
- Anonymous Takes Down CIA Website RIA Novosti 11 Feb 2012 -- Hacker group Anonymous on Friday took down the website of the Central Intelligence Agency.
- Russian Military Officer Jailed For 13 Years For Spying For U.S. RFE/RL 10 Feb 2012 -- Russia's Federal Security Service says a military officer has been convicted of passing missile secrets to the US.
- Russia Convicts Military Officer of Spying For CIA RIA Novosti 10 Feb 2012 -- A Russian military district court sentenced on Friday an engineer at the Plesetsk Space Center in northern Russia to 13 years in prison on charges of state treason.
- U.S. Charges Chinese Company With Theft Of Industrial Secrets RFE/RL 09 Feb 2012 -- U.S. prosecutors have accused the Chinese company Pangang Group with conspiracy to commit economic espionage.
- Russia Maps Rebel Forces for Assad RIA Novosti 08 Feb 2012 -- Russia used its satellites to help the Syrian government fight growing insurgency in the country.
- Thales enhances its maritime border surveillance offer Thales 07 Feb 2012 -- Thales has reinforced its coastal and maritime border surveillance offer thanks to the FULMAR maritime surveillance and identification UAV system from the Spanish firm Aerovisión.
- Germany Arrests Alleged Syrian Spies RFE/RL 07 Feb 2012 -- German police have arrested two men on suspicion they were spying on Syrian opposition groups in Germany.
- Lebanese intelligence officials consulted on fate kidnapped Iranians IRNA 07 Feb 2012 -- Iran’s ambassador held talks with Lebanon’s internal intelligence commander and interior minister on release from captivity of Iranian kidnapped engineers in Syria and their transfer to northern Lebanon.
- Medvedev Tells FSB to Secure Russia’s Arctic Interests RIA Novosti 07 Feb 2012 -- Extra measures are needed to protect Russian interests and reinforce its borders in the Arctic, President Dmitry Medvedev told the Federal Security Service.
- Israeli Minister Says Military Action May Be Needed Against Iran RFE/RL 02 Feb 2012 -- Israel's defense minister says there is growing international awareness that military action against Iran's nuclear program will have to be considered.
- Iran Can Produce Four Atom Bombs – Israeli Intelligence RIA Novosti 02 Feb 2012 -- Iran has four tons of 20 percent enriched uranium, enough to make four crude nuclear bombs in a year.
- US: Iran Keeping Open Option to Develop Nuclear Weapons VOA 02 Feb 2012 -- Top U.S. intelligence officials say Iran is keeping open the option to develop nuclear weapons, but has not yet made the decision to build a bomb.
- Intelligence Leaders Urge Congress to Act on Cyber Laws AFPS 02 Feb 2012 -- The threat to U.S.-based computer networks is one of the country’s most pressing security problems, and Congress needs to act on it soon.
- Swedish Prosecutors Argue Case Against Assange RFE/RL 02 Feb 2012 -- Swedish prosecutors told Britain's Supreme Court that a bid to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to Sweden is valid.
- Canada Expels Two More Russians in Spy Scandal RIA Novosti 01 Feb 2012 -- Two more Russian diplomats have quit Canada following the arrest of a Canadian sailor chargedwith handing over secrets to a foreign power.
- WikiLeaks' Assange In U.K. Court Over Extradition To Sweden RFE/RL 01 Feb 2012 -- Britain’s Supreme Court has opened a two-day hearing on a final appeal by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange against his extradition to Sweden.
- Assange’s Extradition Battle Enters Final Stage RIA Novosti 01 Feb 2012 -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s legal battle against his extradition to Sweden is entering its final stage.
- Jacksonville District's NOVA Unmanned Aerial Vehicle program soars Army News 01 Feb 2012 -- The NOVA Unmanned Aerial Vehicle offers a low-cost method of obtaining pictures from the air.
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