November 2014 Intelligence News
- Germany 'spying on own citizens abroad' Iran Press TV 29 Nov 2014 -- Lawmakers in Germany are investigating a legal loophole that allows the country's foreign intelligence service, the BND, to spy on German citizens abroad.
- German Foreign Intelligence Accused of Spying on Citizens Living Abroad Sputnik 29 Nov 2014 -- German foreign intelligence service, the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) has been accused by former employee of spying on German citizens living abroad using a legal loophole.
- DoD News: Contracts for November 26, 2014
- Germany Frees, Deports Convicted Russia Spy RFE/RL 22 Nov 2014 -- German authorities have released a woman convicted of spying for Russia and deported her after she served half of her prison sentence.
- CIA Director Says Considering Extensive Reorganization Sputnik 20 Nov 2014 -- Director of the US Central Intelligence Agency John Brennan is considering wide-ranging structural changes to the organization, the Washington Post reported Thursday.
- Iran unveils stimulator of Ababil 3 drone IRNA 19 Nov 2014 -- The stimulator of Irans first home-made drone Ababil 3 was unveiled Wednesday during the 7th International Air and Aviation Industries Exhibition at this southern island.
- Iran gains self-sufficiency in building drones ISNA 19 Nov 2014 -- Head Iran's Aviation Industry Organization Manouchehr Manteqi said the country has obtained self-sufficiency in manufacturing and building drones.
- Iran unveils latest home-made drone, Ababil 3 Iran Press TV 18 Nov 2014 -- Iran has unveiled its latest domestically-manufactured state-of-the-art unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which can be used in reconnaissance operations.
- Russia expels Polish diplomats over spying Iran Press TV 17 Nov 2014 -- Russia has dismissed a number of Polish diplomats over spying allegations, shortly after the expulsion of its diplomats by Poland.
- Russia Said To Expel Latvian On Spy Charge RFE/RL 16 Nov 2014 -- A former member of the Latvian parliament has expressed surprise over Russian media reports that said he was expelled from Russia for spying.
- Pentagon Signs $306Mln Drone Deal: Northrop Grumman Corporation Sputnik 13 Nov 2014 -- The US Department of Defense signed a $306 million contract to continue logistics and sustainment services for the RQ-4 Global Hawk, an advanced intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance unmanned aircraft, defense contractor Northrop Grumman has said.
- Flight footage of Iranian version of US drone released Iran Press TV 12 Nov 2014 -- The footage of the Iranian version of a US drone which was brought down some three years ago and later reverse-engineered by Iranian experts has been released.
- ISR aircraft hones in on strategic agility AFNS 10 Nov 2014 -- Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities have been in high demand from combatant commanders. In order to meet this new operational demand, Air Force officials answered the call back in 2008 by rapidly acquiring and deploying the MC-12W Liberty.
- Yanukovych-Era Counterintel Chief Arrested In Ukraine RFE/RL 10 Nov 2014 -- A state security officer who was Ukraine's counterintelligence chief in the final weeks of former President Viktor Yanukovych's rule has been arrested on suspicion of 'high treason.'
- Iran test flies RQ-170 drone IRNA 10 Nov 2014 -- Commander of the Aerospace Division of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh said on Monday that Iran has successfully tested a domestically produced version of the RQ-170 sophisticated stealth drone .
- Iranian version of RQ-170 drone flies successfully, says commander ISNA 10 Nov 2014 -- The Iranian version of the US advanced RQ-170 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) has flown, commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force announced on Monday.
- US Intel Chief Gains Release of 2 Imprisoned Americans in N. Korea VOA 10 Nov 2014 -- Two Americans who were imprisoned in North Korea are enjoying their second day of freedom back in the United States after being released Saturday following a trip to Pyongyang by James Clapper, the director of U.S. National Intelligence. The release of 46-year old Kenneth Bae and 24-year old Matthew Todd Miller came just weeks after a third American, Jeffrey Fowle, was suddenly freed from captivity.
- German Intelligence Says Islamic State's Oil Power Overestimated: Reports RIA Novosti 07 Nov 2014 -- German intelligence estimates show that the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group's oil production capacity has sharply declined since August, leaving the group with much less economic power than previously assessed, Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported.
- UK spy agencies snooping on lawyers: Official documents Iran Press TV 07 Nov 2014 -- Official documents reveal that British spy agencies have been routinely intercepting legally-protected communications between lawyers and their clients.
- Pentagon's Plan to Create Large Spy Network Scaled Back RIA Novosti 02 Nov 2014 -- The US Department of Defense has backed away from an earlier planned project to assemble a large espionage network after the proposal failed to secure enough support from the US Congress, the Washington Post reported.
- China passes Counterespionage Law for comprehensive state security People's Daily 02 Nov 2014 -- China's top legislature adopted an Counterespionage Law Saturday aimed at more comprehensive state security. Members of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) passed the bill through a vote at the close of the bi-monthly legislative session attended by top legislator Zhang Dejiang.
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