Category Archives: Intelligence

Russian Radars Started Active Combat Duty in 2014

Last month Major-General Oleg Maidanovich, the commander of Russia’s Space Command announced that four early warning radars began active combat duty in 2014. The long range Voronezh class radars located at Yeniseysk, Barnaul, Irkutsk and Kaliningrad are currently in a … Continue reading

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F-16 Support Area Confirmed in Pekanbaru

The latest satellite imagery on 12 July 2014 acquired by DigitalGlobe shows a new aircraft support area at Indonesia’s Pekanbaru Airbase. The Indonesian Air Force received the first three of 24 Lockheed Martin F-16C/D upgraded aircraft on 25JUL14. The US transferred … Continue reading

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India: INS Hansa’s SBTF In Operation

The latest imagery acquired in May 2014 of INS Hansa, a location on India’s western coast in Goa, confirms that the Navy’s Shore Based Testing Facility (SBTF) is operational. Although India inaugurated the facility back in March, it was unknown at … Continue reading

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Forces on Russian Soil Fire Into Ukraine

The Obama administration stepped up pressure on Russia with another release of commercial satellite imagery in an attempt to stop the fighting and increase international pressure. However, considering how Putin squandered his opportunity to ratchet things down with the MH17 disaster, it’s doubtful … Continue reading

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North Korea Opens Russian Financed Wharf

Satellite imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe shows the recently renovated wharf at North Korea’s Rajin Port located on the east coast. In an inaugural ceremony on 18JUL14, North Korea opened Wharf No. 03 for operation, according to a report in the … Continue reading

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Iran Finally Delivers Venezuela’s AFRAMAX Tanker

In 2006, Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) was in the market to buy 42 tankers to replace its fleet by the end of 2012. PDVSA’s objective was to transport 40% of the company’s production with its own fleet and ultimately reorient … Continue reading

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Spionageskandal: Get real and start spying!

Von Danny Chahbouni. Danny studiert Geschichte und Politikwissenschaft an der Philipps-Universität Marburg.   Die amerikanischen Spionagefälle im Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) und im Verteidigungsministerium (BMVg) markieren für Politik und Medien einen neuen Tiefpunkt im deutsch-amerikanischen Verhältnis. Seit dem Beginn der NSA-Affäre im … Continue reading

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Das aktuelle Bedrohungsbild und mögliche Trends – Migration als sicherheitspolitische Herausforderung

Vor einem Vierteljahrhundert fiel die Berliner Mauer. Seither wird in der Schweiz darüber gestritten, ob Friede herrsche oder Krieg lauere. In drei Sicherheitspolitischen Berichten hat der Bundesrat 1990, 2000 und 2010 versucht, ein umfassendes Bild darzustellen. Mit dem Sicherheitspolitischen Bericht … Continue reading

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Niger is the New Hub for American Ops in North, West Africa

by Joseph Trevithick, a freelance journalist and researcher. He is also a regular contributing writer at War is Boring and a Fellow at Last February, U.S. President Barack Obama announced he was sending military personnel and drones to Niger. … Continue reading

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“Foreign fighters” in Syrien – starke Zunahme von “Dschihad Touristen” aus West-Europa in 2013

Ein Gastbeitrag von Lukas Hegi. Er ist Mitglied des Vorstandes der Vereinigung Schweizerischer Nachrichtenoffiziere (VSN). Eine ältere Version dieses Artikels wurde im Bulletin 1 (2014) der Vereinigung Schweizerischer Nachrichtenoffiziere veröffentlicht. Für die Online-Publikation wurde er dem aktuellen Kenntnisstand angepasst. Im … Continue reading

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