Satellite imagery shows that the U.S. has expanded drone aprons at African airfields in Djibouti and Niger. New clamshell shelters and clearing activity suggest that the US is increasing its ...
It’s well known that Russia lags behind the rest of the world’s drone powers in a range of missions. Following Russia’s war with Georgia in 2008, it became clear that Russia required substantial investment for indigenous development—and still does if it wants to catch up. In 2012, the Russian government publicized the intent to pour […]
Satellite imagery from Digital Globe in late October depicts Niger’s two recently acquired Su-25 ground attack aircraft at Diori Hamani International Airport in Niamey. Both planes sit close to U.S. and French drone aprons. Imagery shows the aircraft at a section of the airfield that formerly housed two white-painted Mi-17 Hip helicopters. To read the rest, […]
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 mixed state of full active and experimental combat duty. The two variants, the Voronezh-DM […]
An Indian Air Force drone crashed on 26NOV14 near Mankuva village, a location 40 km from Bhuj while doing routine surveillance in Gujurat, reports India’s domestic press. IAF officials quoted in the Indian Express said that the UAV had been flying in the area during the last few months providing surveillance on movements around “the airbase.” […]
Pakistan has one of the fastest growing nuclear stockpiles in the world. Islamabad refuses to release any information regarding its nuclear stockpile, but open sources suggest it possesses as many as 120 atomic warheads. And lately, Pakistan has been working hard to shrink the warheads’ size and fit them on smaller, more flexible tactical […]
Digital Globe imagery shows Iran making progress assembling ship modules brought out to the dry dock in January. According to measurements taken on imagery, Iran appears to be constructing another Moudge class frigate. The incomplete boat was located adjacent to the Sahand, another vessel in the series, which is still in the process of being […]