Was The Alleged Attack on Sudan Prelude to Iran?

EROS Satellite images of the Yarmouk ammunition plant in Khartum, Sudan, before and after the pre-dawn attack October 24, 2012. Photos: Imagesat
A powerful explosion at the Yarmuk military factory rocked Sudan's capital before dawn, sending detonating ammunition flying through the air and causing panic, the Sudan official news agency and local media reports said. Thick black smoke covered the sky over the Military Industrial Complex in southern Khartoum. Sudan's media reported that nearby buildings were damaged by the blast, their...

The Geographic Spread of Al Qaeda

Standing back at looking at the deteriorating situation across the Middle East and North Africa it is difficult not to conclude that with so many places now available for Al Qaeda to offer training to its adherents that soon its operating model may change yet again.

Tunisia Defense Update

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China Has Begun Construction of a Naval Support Base in Djibuti

China has begun construction of a logistics base in Djibouti, Chinese Ministry of Defence confirmed today; the base at the Horn of Africa will be China's first military facility overseas.

European Forces to Support French, African Peacekeepers in the Central African Republic

The foreign ministers of the European Union (EU) meeting today in Brussels are expected to approve a European military intervention in the Central African Republic, a decision backing up the French and African Union peacekeeping operations already taking place in the region. Hundreds of people have died and about one million have been displaced by violence between Christians and...

Kenya Ethnic Chaos Could Provoke Al Qaeda Comeback

Kenya's sudden spiral into chaos after years being regarded as a regional stability in the turbulent Black African continent, will no doubt strike a heavy blow on the economies of a wide swathe of neighboring nations. But while the present scale of internecine violence came as quite a surprise, it was not the first time that this African nation...

U.K. to Set Standards for Maritime Private Security Companies by the 2012 Year’s End

Private Security Companies operating in a maritime environment would be required to meet certain standards expected to be instated before the end of 2012, with accreditation process supported by independent agencies, also supporting accreditation for private security companies operating in Iraq and Afghanistan

Morocco Defense Update

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Defeated in Iraq, Al Qaeda Migrates to Maghreb – Next Stop: Europe

The twin blasts that caused such devastation in Algeria this week posted a grim announcement that an Islamic group, once thought to have been defeated, is back in its bloody business. Poised to extend its ruthless tactics throughout North Africa, it is making the first stop towards its ultimate target - the European continent. Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, (AQIM) is...

Pirate Village Identified from Space

All photos by taken by Eros satellites, copyright: Imagesat International

Hijacked vessels and Pirate Mothership Spotted by an Israeli Spy Satellite

All photos taken by Eros satellites, Copyright: Imagesat International.

South African OMC Quadruples Turnover After BAE Systems’ Acquisition

“Since BAE Systems purchased a major share in the company in 2004, Land Systems South Africa’s annual turnover has quadrupled from 300 million Rand (US$40.6 million) to over 1.2 billion Rand ($120 million) in 2006." said Johan Steyn, managing director of BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa. New contracts from the US Army and Sweden have helped BAE Systems...