Russian Radars Started Active Combat Duty in 2014

  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 ...

Pakistan’s Non-Strategic Nuke Delivery Systems Growing

  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 ...

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 ...


New Tech Could Reduce Illegal Fishing

  Recent reporting from the Economist highlights a new satellite-based surveillance center based in the ...

New Heliport on China’s Nanji Islands

IHS Jane’s has acquired imagery to confirm reports in December that China ...

Khushab Plutonium Production Complex

The above video from the Nuclear Threat Initiative provides a three dimensional ...

Indian Heron UAV Crashes in Gujurat

An Indian Air Force drone crashed on 26NOV14 near Mankuva village, a ...

Iran’s Moudge Class Assembly at Bander Abbas

  Digital Globe imagery shows Iran making progress assembling ship modules brought out ...

ISOICO Shipyard Update

A quick imagery update from October 2014 shows some new developments at ...

Prior Reporting

Chinese IL-78 Tanker Delivered

Mike Yeo writing for IHS Defense Weekly noted the delivery of at least one of three Ilyushin IL-78 MIDAS refueling tankers ordered by China from Ukraine. Satellite imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe in October shows the aircraft at the People’s Liberation Army Air Force Wuhan-Paozhuwan airbase in Hebei province. According to the report, China signed a contract to […]

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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. Despite US-led airstrikes, Iraqi forces have found it difficult defending against Islamic State advances and recently abandoned one of the few remaining government outposts in […]

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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 of 07OCT14, US airstrikes targeted key Islamic State positions around the Syrian-Turkish border town. According to video uploaded to youtube by Syria’s Amak News Agency, […]

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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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Syria: Ghosts of Aleppo (Vice News)

At the end of September, VICE compiled its five part series on Aleppo into an hour-long documentary. For those following Syria and conflict environment more generally, it features sights you’ve seen before. Regardless, it’s still a-must-watch. If you missed it the first time around, check it out above. Here’s the description: Aleppo is Syria’s largest metropolitan area […]

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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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