Category Archives: Intelligence

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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INS Vikrant Makes Progress at Cochin Shipyard

New satellite imagery shows that India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier has made significant progress since it was launched in August 2013, helping India inch towards the goal of a two carrier battle group. Imagery acquired by commercial satellite firm DigitalGlobe in … Continue reading

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Iran’s Mock-up Aircraft Carrier Returns to Bandar Abbas

New satellite imagery shows that Iran’s mock-up aircraft carrier was not destroyed during naval exercises but was towed back to Bandar Abbas. Imagery captured in mid-March shows what Western sources have called a “barge” berthed at the naval base with extensive damage … 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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Sessionsrückblick

Zwischen dem 02.-20. März 2015 fand die Frühjahressession der Eidgenössischen Räte statt und nach langer Pause lohnt es sich wieder einmal aus sicherheitspolitischer Perspektive eine Rückschau auf einige behandelte Themen zu halten.   Weiterentwicklung der Armee: Änderung der Rechtsgrundlagen Nach … Continue reading

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Imagery of the Week: RAF Akrotiri Deployments

Recent imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe from January 2015 confirms ongoing deployments to RAF Akrotiri, the UK’s airbase located in Cyprus. The southeast section of the airfield shows three Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules along with four CH-47 Chinook parked at … Continue reading

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