Wireless Terrorism On the Rise
Terrorists have long exploited the Internet as a means to try and attract recruits to their cause. During the attack on Mumbai in November 2008 the terrorists made extensive use of mobile phones they picked up from those they had killed to look at how the events were being portrayed by the international media. It became a way of emboldening them to continue the fight over the sixty-two hours it lasted. Those involved knew through social media they were having a dramatic impact on the world stage.
Joint Intelligence Operations Center Opens at ISAF HQ in Kabul
A Joint Intelligence Operations Center (JIOC) supporting both Afghan and Pakistani forces monitoring the Afghan-Pakistani border was opened at ISAF headquarters at Kabul, Afghanistan January 25, 2007. At the new center, Afghan and Pakistani military officers are working side by side in one facility to support joint campaign planning for operations, intelligence, technical exchange of counter improvised explosive device information...
Could Premature SpinOut take FCS Out of Synch?
The U.S. Army's Future Combat System (FCS) program comprises 14 integrated weapon systems and an advanced information network. The $160 billion program is the centerpiece of the Army’s effort to transition to a lighter, more agile, and more capable combat force. The program led by Lead Integrators Boeing and SAIC, represent a generation leap in technology, procurement and scale...
FireScout is Preparing for Mission – Technical & Operational Evaluation
// // Earlier this month the Fire Scout RQ-8B completed its first flight with the baseline payload comprising an EO payload and datalink, bringing the U.S. Navy closer to the systems' technical evaluation phase. On a test flight conducted August 9, 2008 at Webster Field, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. the Fire Scout flew with Flir Systems' BRITE...
US F-35 Pitch to India – a Smoke Screen or a Step Toward True Cooperation?
If Washington is really serious about moving forward in cooperative development with India, it should give up on MMRCA; its goal should be partnering and joining the Advanced medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA), a single seat stealthy jet to replace the Jaguar and MiG-27s by the turn of the next decade.
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ManTech Completes the Acquisition of QinetiQ Subsidiary Security and Intelligence Solutions
ManTech International Corporation completed the acquisition of QinetiQ North America’s Security and Intelligence Solutions (S&IS) business for $60 million in cash. Fairfax, Va. based S&IS recently won a five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with a ceiling of $365 million contract for engineering and support services to the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MiDAESS) contract. // Following the acquisition, S&IS business will...
Dassault Aviation – Changing Course Depends on Rafale Export
As orders for business jets declining, Falcon alone cannot sustain Dassault Aviation for much longer; therefore, export orders for the Rafale are necessary for its long-term growth. Brazil and India are both are expected to announce their decision this year. "They recognized our military aircraft's qualities during its evaluation and we are looking forward to concluding deals" Said Charles Edelstenne, Dassault Aviation president and CEO.
Basrah First Stop in “Shiite Crescent”
Middle East Intelligence analysts have noticed the latest trend of hostile activities in southern Iraq, showing a marked increase in attacks on British forces. These culminated last May with the high-profile downing of the RAF Lynx helicopter in downtown Basrah city and especially the incited riots following shortly after the crash. British officers have expressed serious concern about the...
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Australian Multi Role Helicopter Gets More Time to Sort out Availability problems
The Australian Defence Department completed a two-month diagnostic review of the MRH-90 Multi Role Helicopter Program, addressing delays to the project. While the program avoided the ‘Projects of Concern’ list, scrutiny of the program continues and its progress will be evaluated by a follow-on diagnostic review.
Update: Iron Dome Intercepts Palestinian GRADs Targeting the Israeli City of Ashkelon
Israel's newest rocket interceptor 'Iron Dome' was tested today in combat for the first time, intercepting GRAD rockets fired by the Palestinians from the Gaza strip.
Obama’s New Midde-East – A Roadmap to Total Confusion
Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has outlined a unilateral plan to build the infrastructure and institutions for an independent Palestinian state within two years - the first time the Palestinian Authority has attempted to do so. The proposal, which Fayyad intends to move forward on without waiting for the outcome of the peace negotiations with Israel, calls for new...
Network Offers Real-Time Link to Imagery Resources Worldwide
The U.S. Air Force has deployed a new intelligence sharing capability offering commanders and analysts at different locations an immediate access to each other's intelligence imagery and services, utilizing the recently fielded Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) Integration Backbone (DIB) provided by Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT). By connecting three independent and autonomous intelligence databases, located at Langley Air Force Base...