Syrian Ballistic Missile Arsenal

The reasons behind the volley of rebukes against Bashar Assad, by the US administration are based, not only on Damascus becoming a haven to Iraqi top official refugees, but on solid intelligence, which focuses on Syria's missile and chemical warfare arsenal. Although this information is not new, the timing for action to contain Sysia's continued efforts in this direction, seems...

Ofeq 5 – Israel Launch New Spy Satellite

Ofeq 5, The latest satellite in the Ofeq series was launched by an IAI/MLM Shavit satellite launcher, from Palmachim missile test center on the Israeli Mediterranean coast on May 28, 2002. Ofeq 5 is a reconnaissance satellite carrying a remote sensing payload that will enable it to perform its high-resolution observation missions for national needs. Ofeq 5 is believed to be capable of...

Sniper XR (Pantera) Targeting pod

The new targeting pod selected by the US Air Force is designated "Sniper". It was developed by Lockheed martin, together with an export version is called "Pantera." The design is based on a mid-1990s candidate for the US Navy advanced targeting pod system. The wedge-nosed, long-range targeting pod design features a third-generation mid-wave Flir system, diode-pumped laser operating up...

EROS A Satellite Payload

EROS provides an important insight into the Israeli space imaging capability. According to ElOp, the camera currently deployed on Eros A is operating at an altitude of 500 kilometers, and is capable of taking high-resolution pan-chromatic pictures of an area of 14 x14 kilometers, at a resolution of 1.9 meters. However, applying unique scanning methods called “over-sampling” techniques, carried out by...