Category Archives: Intelligence

Iran ISOICO Imagery Update

The latest commercial satellite imagery shows some new developments at Iran’s ISOICO shipyard near Bostanu. In December, the extension on the yard’s smaller syncrolift appeared complete with new winches and an extended platform visible in imagery. Workers in the eastern part of … Continue reading

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Is the U.S. Expanding an Airfield in Syria?

Low resolution Landsat imagery shows new activity at an airfield rumored to support a U.S. military presence in Syria’s Al-Hasakah province. The imagery acquired via the U.S. Geological Survey suggests the U.S. could be establishing further supply lines to Kurdish … Continue reading

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China Ramps Up Rotations at Tibet’s Gonggar Airfield

China has increased the size of rotations at its Lhasa Gonggar airbase located in Tibet, satellite imagery has revealed. DigitalGlobe space snapshots from November 2014 show eight Chengdu Aircraft Corporation J-10s parked on the operations apron at the Lhasa-based civil-military … Continue reading

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Double Top 5: Die erfolgreichsten Artikel auf Offiziere.ch in 2015

Rund 25’000 Besucher informieren sich inzwischen monatlich auf Offiziere.ch über Sicherheitspolitik im Spezifischen und Internationale Beziehungen im Allgemeinen. Nicht ganz 2/3 der Leserschaft wurden im deutschsprachigem Raum erreicht, mehr als ein Drittel erreichte die Webseite aus dem Rest der Welt (Tendenz … Continue reading

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Imagery Confirms Niger’s New Cessna 208 Caravan

The latest commercial satellite imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe confirms the arrival of two Cessna-208 Caravan to Nigerien Air Force’s Base Aérienne 101 in Niamey. In October 2015, it was reported that the U.S. Ambassador presented the two Caravan along with $36 million … Continue reading

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Satellite Imagery Shows Larger Deployments at Hotan, China

While India and Bangladesh settled their land border issues, China and India still maintain their competing claims. Recent satellite imagery may suggest that our state actors are playing an increasingly aggressive game. Located less than 80 miles from the Aksai Chin … Continue reading

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Comprehensive Infographic about the Russian Intervention in Syria — December 2015 Update

by Louis Martin-Vézian of CIGeography (Facebook / Twitter). Louis, thank you very much for your time-consuming research and all the work, which you have dedicated to this project. Additional, we like to thank Arto Pulkki and Abraxas Spa for additional … Continue reading

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Belarus Preps Additional SU-24M For Export

Sudan could soon receive additional SU-24M ground attack aircraft overhauled in Belarus, recently acquired satellite imagery suggests. Last year, workers at Belarus’ 558th Aircraft Repair Plant in Baranovichi moved three decommissioned Sukhoi Su-24M Fencer from open storage to the plant’s … Continue reading

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French Fighters Target Islamic State Revenue

“We intervened in Syria… yesterday evening with a strike on an oil supply center near Deir Ezzor on the border between Iraq and Syria,” French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian announced today. Given the location of the strikes, it’s likely … Continue reading

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Veranstaltungshinweis: Wie lange Spiesse braucht unser Nachrichtendienst?

Nach einer bewegenden Geschichte, welche mehr als acht Jahre zurückgeht, wurde das neue Nachrichtendienstgesetz in der Herbstsession von beiden Räten deutlich angenommen. Die Grüne Fraktion vertrat dabei eine ablehnende, die bürgerlichen Parteien eine zustimmende Haltung. Die ​Sozialdemokratische Fraktion zeigte sich … Continue reading

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