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Eurosatory 2010 Exhibition Preview

World's Defense Industries Set Course toward paris New: Eurosatory 2012 Preview Flying robots, field medical operating facilities, wearable electronics will be some of the highlights of this year's Eurosatory defense exhibition. The world's premier land warfare event, Eurosatory 2010 will take place near Paris from 14 to...

Psyops and the Battle for Marjah

Photo above: F Company (Fire Support) 1 Royal Welsh in position in the area of west of Gorbay Noray, as part of Operation Moshtaraq. February 14, 2010. Photo credit: SSgt Mark Jones British Army, Crown Copyright. As the campaign to take over the town of...

Combating Terrorism & Crime: Prowlers in Cyberspace

Terrorism and unlawful activities have prevailed and flourished in the modern information age, with criminal activity rapidly adapting cyberspace as safe haven for illicit activity. Historically, national intelligence agencies have relied on the monitoring of public telephone networks, by establishing and performing 'legal eavesdropping'...

Combating Terrorism & Crime: Emergency Services as Information Outposts

Methodological recording of emergency-call services provide a wealth of information that can help improve public safety, highlight evolving trends in public safety and security and support crime investigations. Historically, reviewing enough calls to identify performance trends and challenges has been a manual task that...

Video Analytics Improving Surveillance

Security personnel are faced with an overwhelming volume of video and data, making it difficult to pinpoint events of genuine importance. Automated video analytical systems can help organize the information flow, to prioritize such vast amounts of video and data, for effective decision-making and...

Combating Terrorism & Crime: Analytics Unveil Hidden Clues

With the exponential growth in the volume and data complexity, agencies operating telecom interceptions need to handle growing numbers of information sources and the data overflow which accompany them, outsmarting sophisticated evasive techniques that exploit the relative anonymity offered by modern internet-based services. By...

Combating Terrorism & Crime: Location Tracking via Cellphones

Beside monitoring content and call activity, cellular networks provide powerful location tracking of active subscribers, enabling intelligence and law enforcement agencies to track the locations of tens of thousands of subscribers per second. These capabilities are being implemented by the network providers, with authorities...

Combating Terrorism & Crime: Stealth Probes Track Terrorists Online

Communications interception systems are designed to comply with Lawful Interception (LI) delivery standards. These include norms set by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) as well as the American Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). However, some agencies are operating 'above the law' and are exempt...

Israel, U.S. European Command Embark on Juniper Cobra Joint Air-Defense Exercise

Juniper Cobra 2010
Tel Aviv - 22 October 2009: Israel and the United States have launched today, Wednesday October 21, their first day of the three-week Juniper Cobra 10 air defense exercise, being the largest ever joint-military exercises in missile defense, to be held by the two...

Bowing to International Pressure Iran Admits the Existence of Second Uranium Enrichment Site

Iran is constructing a second uranium enrichment facility, sofar maintained secret by Tehran. In its message to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Iran defines the Tehran site merely as a 'Pilot Plant' - but western intelligence experts agree it is 'well-suited for military...

Europe is already within range of Iran’s ballistic missiles

In a briefing at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Uzi Rubin, former head of Israel's missile defense program and Israel Missile Defense Association (IMDA) Board of Directors member, presented an assessment of the Iranian ballistic missile program and its potential threat to Europe. "Iran...

A Series of Crashes are Haunting Afghanistan Air Ops

A civilian operated helicopter such as this Mi-8 was crashed at the Kandahar airbase on 19 July 2009 killing 16 and wounding five civilians. Archive photo A Russian-owned civilian helicopter crashed Sunday July 19, 2009 shortly after takeoff from NATO's Kandahar airbase in Southern Afghanistan, killing...

New Rules of Engagement: Part of Psychological Campaign to Win Civilian Support in Afghanistan

The conduct of the new campaign in the south of Afghanistan follows new tactical guidance, recently published by ISAF and U.S. Forces commander in Afghanistan, Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, in re-emphasizing coalition forces serving in Afghanistan with the importance of preventing civilian casualties....

British Troops Seize Control of Helmands’ Lifeline – Nahr-e-Burgha Shamalan Irrigation Canal

In the latest phase of operation Panchai Palang (Panthers Claw), units of soldiers from the Welsh Guards Battle Group, Light Dragoons Battle Group and 3 SCOTS Battle Group (The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Scotland) have seized key canal crossing points along...
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