Category Archives: Intelligence

Additional Saudi Deployments on Iraqi Border

The latest space snapshots of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s northern border region show additional construction activity to support the presence of its troops. With the current conflict in Iraq and Syria, Saudi Arabia has had no choice but to … Continue reading

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Algeria’s Hardened S-300 Site Almost Complete

Satellite imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe in May 2015 shows further progress on a probable S-300 site at Mers El Kébir. While rumors of Algeria receiving a S-400 battery from Russia continue to permeate the blogosphere, construction of the S-300 site … Continue reading

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Iran Carrier Mockup Anchored off Bandar Abbas

Prior to signing the historic nuclear deal between the EU3+3 (P5+1) and Iran earlier this month, Iran’s propaganda piece, a mock-up of a U.S. Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, was moved outside the harbor of Bandar Abbas. Satellite imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe in June … Continue reading

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Royal Australian Navy’s Second Canberra-class LHD sets off for Sea Trials

The Canberra class amphibious assault ships are the largest vessels ever constructed for Australia, and the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) recently sent the second vessel, the HMAS Adelaide (L01), off for sea trials in mid-June. The 230 meter vessel left BAE … Continue reading

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Iran’s Building a New Flying Boat

The Iran Shipbuilding and Offshore Industries Complex (ISOICO) appears to have built a new ekranoplan at the shipyard located near Bostanu, recent satellite imagery suggests. Imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe from October 2014 shows Iran’s new flying boat. It’s the country’s first new … Continue reading

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Kazakhstan Has Received Four SU-30SM Fighters

In case you missed it, Kazakhstan’s recent military parade in May confirmed that the central Asian country is operating at least four Su-30SM aircraft. The parade, which took place in Astana, commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Soviet victory in … 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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Request for information: Did China Just Build a New Midget Submarine?

Imagery acquired by commercial satellite firm DigitalGlobe from October 2014 shows what appears to be a new midget submarine at China’s Wuchang shipyard. Imagery captured the vessel berthed at the shipyard’s fitting out pier. According to imagery measurements, the vessel … Continue reading

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Russia’s New Tanks Are Pretty ‘Stale’

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. On May 9, Russia debuted a brand new tank and other previously unseen armored vehicles at … Continue reading

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Lagebericht 2015 des Nachrichtendienstes des Bundes

Anfangs Mai stellte Bundesrat Ueli Maurer im Rahmen eines sogenannten “Kasernengesprächs” den Lagebericht 2015 des Nachrichtendienst des Bundes (NDB) vor. Werden die veröffentlichten Lageradars des NDB von 2012-2015 miteinander verglichen so fällt auf, dass das Problem der Dschihadreisenden — bereits … Continue reading

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