NASA’s WB-57 Deploys to Africa

Digital Globe satellite imagery of the U.S. military base at Camp Lemmonier in Djibouti, dated Sept. 20, depicts NASA’s WB-57 high-altitude aircraft on the recently-expanded auxiliary operations apron. The question ...

Islamic State Takes Former FOB in Anbar

Islamic State has now taken over the Iraqi military outpost on the outskirts of Hit, a former forward operating base (FOB) which previously housed the US military in Anbar province. ...

B-1B Lancer Spotted Over Kobane

Amak News Agency published a video suggesting that the B-1B Lancer carried out airstrikes in and around Kobane, a Syrian Kurdish town under siege by Islamic State. Early in the morning ...


Syria: Ghosts of Aleppo (Vice News)

At the end of September, VICE compiled its five part series on ...

Robert Cardillo Takes Over As NGA Director

Today, Robert Cardillo takes over for outgoing director Tish Long at the National ...

VICE Islamic State Documentary Illegal?

VICE News reporter Medyan Dairieh spent three weeks embedded with the Islamic ...

UAE Sweihan Ramps & Support Shelters Completed

The Dorsch Gruppe has upgraded UAE’s Sweihan military airbase which now shows up ...

Nixie: Wearable Camera Drone

Indulging our inner narcissist, the next big idea in wearable technology isn’t a ...

USAF RQ-170 Recorded In Flight

Trevor Paglen, talking at Germany’s Chaos Computer Club in December 2013, presented ...

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Islamic State Takes Position On Mount Mishtenur

Recent video published by Amak News Agency shows Islamic State taking up position on Mount Mishtenur a little over a mile outside of Kobane, a Syrian Kurdish town on Turkey’s border. Despite reports of a US Predator flying overhead possibly collecting intelligence for strikes, the Islamic State continues to advance on key areas of interest. Kobane, also […]

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US Predator Drone Scouting Near Syria’s Kobane

Amak news agency reporting from Syria posted images online purporting to show an American Predator drone orbiting the skies of Kobane, a Syrian Kurdish town on the border with Turkey. Kobane, also known as Ayn Al Arab, has been under siege by Islamic State militants since Sept. 15. Kurdish fighters from the People’s Protection Units—a.k.a. […]

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Islamic State Training & Logistics Site BDA

Satellite imagery acquired by Airbus and analyzed by Jane’s shows an IS training and logistics site struck by multiple PGMs located near Syria’s Abu Kamal. On 23SEPT14, the USAF launched F/A-18s from the aircraft carrier USS George H W Bush (CVN-77) targeting an Islamic State vehicle staging site with PGMs. (The site was previously geolocated here). […]

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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 the time if the arresting cables had been fully installed allowing for both take-off and aircraft […]

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US & Allies Begin Air-strikes In Syria

U.S. and Arab allies launched air-strikes across Syrian territory targeting Islamic State and the al-Qaeda-linked Khorasan group. Earlier today, Pentagon officials briefing the press described the successful air-strikes as part “of a credible and sustainable persistent campaign to degrade and ultimately destroy” the Islamic State. US forces hit targets focusing on the organization’s command and […]

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Persian Gulf: Abu Musa Imagery Update

The latest satellite imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe and available in Google Earth shows some new activity on the Iranian occupied island of Abu Musa. Imagery from 17JAN14, shows Iran constructing a new dispersal area and adding at least two aircraft shelters to the recently paved area. In addition, a new berthing area was also under […]

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