Category Archives: Drones

The American Drone Base in Cameroon

by Dan Gettinger. He is co-director of the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College. This article was first published there and re-published by Dan’s permission — thank you! Garoua, a city in northern Cameroon, lies along … Continue reading

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Examining Iranian Drone Strikes in Syria

by Galen Wright. Over the past two decades the number of states operating drones has exploded from just a handful to more than a third of all countries worldwide. Now, the list of countries not just operating armed drones, but … Continue reading

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Reaper Drones Revealed to be Operating from Jordan

While lawmakers were publicly pushing U.S. President Barack Obama to let Jordan borrow drones, U.S. or coalition Reapers were quietly being deployed to the country to track and kill ISIS. Satellite imagery shows that Jordan’s Muwaffaq airbase is now home … Continue reading

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American Commandos Use Niger for Training and More

by Joseph Trevithick, a freelance journalist and researcher. He is also a regular contributing writer at War is Boring and a Fellow at GlobalSecurity.org. The Pentagon is looking to open up a new gas station for its planes in southern … Continue reading

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Satellite Imagery Captures China’s Divine Eagle UAV

China’s enormous Divine Eagle UAV is larger than the U.S. Air Force’s Global Hawk, recently released satellite imagery suggests. While China’s UAVs are getting better, if not bigger, little is known about one of its latest models. Photos of China’s mysterious UAV appeared … Continue reading

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Sessionsrückblick

Zwischen dem 01. und 19. Juni 2015 fand die Sommersession der Eidgenössischen Räte statt. Aus sicherheitspolitischer Sicht handelte es sich bei den Themen “Weiterentwicklung der Armee: Änderung der Rechtsgrundlagen”, “Rüstungsprogramm 2015” und “Neuevaluation und Beschaffung von Transportflugzeugen” um wichtige Kernthemen, … Continue reading

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Satellite Imagery Reveals China’s New Drone Base

Satellite imagery of Hangzhou Bay shows that China has recently renovated a reserve airfield for dedicated drone operations in the East China Sea. With military aviation being a priority, China’s been slowly moving toward operating more capable UAVs. Analysts and … Continue reading

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Satellite Imagery Confirms Iran Deploying Additional UAVs along the Coast

Satellite imagery from DigitalGlobe shows a probable Mohajer-4 UAV attached to a pneumatic rail launcher on the side of an unmarked airstrip located near a naval base at Konarak. The airstrip is located on the coast of Iran’s southeast-most province … Continue reading

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A Comprehensive Anti-piracy Strategy

In January 2015, CIMSEC announced a High School Scholarship Essay Contest. This article by Griffin Cannon won the second prize in the contest. Cannon is a senior at the Vermont Commons School in South Burlington, Vermont. As a graduating senior … Continue reading

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US Expands African Drone Aprons

Satellite imagery shows that the U.S. has expanded drone aprons at African airfields in Djibouti and Niger. New clamshell shelters and clearing activity suggest that the US is increasing its surveillance capability of nearby hotspots. At Djibouti’s Chabelley airfield, space … Continue reading

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