November 10, 2022: Ukrainian app developers recently created an app (ePPO) to enable civilians to quickly report incoming Russian cruise missiles, especially the new Iranian Shahed 136 Russia obtained which is low (down to 100 meters) slow (180 kilometers an hour) and noisy. These are often sent in small swarms (4 to 12 missiles) and… Read More A look in Ukrainian app (ePPO) which enables civilians to quickly report incoming Russian cruise missiles
In Austria the negotiations with Iran to revive the 2015 treaty that ended sanctions (if Iran halted work on nukes) are not going well. There have been eight rounds of talks since the new, hardline Iranian government took power in August 2021. This was the result of the 2020 national elections which were rigged, as… Read More Analysis: The Iranian Nuclear Deal
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.
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
Since the 1990s North Korea has been training more and more Internet software engineers and hackers, even though North Korea has limited access to the Internet. They made the best of their situation by having North Korean Internet engineers build an intranet. This is an Internet type network for North Korea that has no access… Read More Information Warfare: An Inside Look On North Korea’s Intranet.
In the latest of a growing number of incidents, a Russian diplomat was caught while Harsharn Singh Tathgar, a Norwegian citizen originally from India, was turning over classified information in a restaurant. The PST (Norwegian Security Police) men who made the arrest did not realize that the Russian involved was a diplomat although that was… Read More Intelligence: Diplomatic Impunity In Norway and Nearby Russia
Iranian efforts to export oil in spite of sanctions have often been successful. That changed in 2020 when HawkEye 360, a new ship tracking service made it much more difficult for ships to conceal their smuggling activities. Since 2015 a growing array of sensors and software to track ships at sea, especially ships that don’t… Read More Intelligence: HawkEye 360, a ship tracking service made it much difficult for Iranian ships to conceal their smuggling activities.
An Indian newsmagazine (India Today) uncovered a Pakistani espionage effort carried out via Android apps aimed at fans of the Indian military and police. This development is interesting for two reasons. One, it is possible for an experienced Internet user to investigate and expose online espionage efforts. Second, this particular Pakistani effort sought to get… Read More Information Warfare: Play Store Pitfalls