Recently the U.S. Air Force successfully tested a new MS-177 sensor system for its RQ-4B Global Hawk UAV. The new sensor system is an MSI (multi-spectral imaging) type and the third generation of space satellite quality radar/optical sensors for the 13-ton RQ-4B UAV. This is a large, jet powered UAV that entered service in 2006.… Read More The new sensor system is an MSI (Multi-Spectral Imaging)
Russia has had a hard time competing with Israel and the United States when it comes to UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles or drones), especially when it comes to specialized small UAVs called loitering munitions. These are smaller UAVs that can carry out aerial search for a target and, if one is found, the operator can… Read More UAV’s Loitering Munitions, a Summary on the Latest Technology.
During the recent Hamas/Israel ten-day war there were ample opportunities to test new Israeli AUD (Anti UAV Defense) systems. Israel is a leader in the development of AUD, mainly because it is the one country that faces the widest variety of UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) types, and most attacks using UAVs. In preparation for a… Read More Testing of new Israeli AUD (Anti UAV Defense) systems during the Hamas/Israel ten-day war.
The U.S. believes they have spotted a new Chinese ASAT (anti-satellite) system in orbit. This one, Shijian-17, has a grappling arm that enables the ASAT to maneuver into position and grab another satellite for closer examination or to put it in another orbit that will cause it to plunge earthward and burn up in the… Read More News Monitors – Explanation About the New Chinese ASAT (anti-satellite) system in orbit
Saudi Arabia has a growing problem with Iranian UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) used as cruise missiles. For several years Iran has been smuggling in UAV components to northern Yemen where Shia rebels have been trying to take over the entire country since 2014. That offensive was thwarted in 2015 by the intervention of an Arab… Read More In-depth Look: Saudi Arabia’s growing problem with Iranian UAVs used as cruise missiles
The U.S. Air Force indicates the importance of little-known equipment and aircraft by the amount of money it devotes to maintaining and expanding their capabilities. One of the best examples of this is the BACN (Battlefield Airborne Communications Node) technology and the aircraft used to carry it aloft. The air force recently spent $3.6 billion… Read More BACN (Battlefield Airborne Communications Node) technology and the aircraft used to carry it aloft.
In early 2021 the Israeli military announced that it was the prime backer of the new Advanced Navigation Technology Center. This new division of state-owned IAI (Israel Aerospace Industries) will develop and manufacture a new generation of INS (Inertial Navigation System) technology to complement or replace satellite (GPS) guidance. IAI did not provide any more… Read More New generation of INS (Inertial Navigation System) technology to complement or replace satellite (GPS) guidance.
In late 2020 a growing number of Iranians in the capital (Tehran) were openly complaining of an odd problem with the GPS on their cellphones. At seemingly random times the GPS indicated another location than the one the user knew they were at. After months of complaints to the city government were ignored, one frustrated… Read More From China To Iran: A In-Depth Look At GPS Spoofing Technology
In late 2020 someone carried a major hacking attack on Israeli supply and logistics firms. Worse, it wasn’t a ransomware attack demanding money but simply to obtain information, and this series of attacks was very successful. The attackers first penetrated Amital Data, an Israeli software developer that supplies specialized software to firms that distribute goods.… Read More Analysis: On the Fallout from the Amital Cyber Attack. Tracking Bitcoin Payments Back to Iran
News Monitors/Strategy Page – Yet another North Korean Cyber War attack on South Korea was recently discovered. This one involved a successful effort to hack an Android bus navigation app used in four South Korean cities. The malware, once on the phone, sent back all information found on the phone that included matching one of… Read More Information Warfare: North Korean Sith Incentives