Liaoning Maintenance at Dalian Shipyard

Satellite imagery acquired on 26JUL14 by Airbus Defence and Space and published by Jane’s confirmed media reports that the Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning recently underwent a four-month maintenance period at China’s ...

First of Chad’s MIG-29 Arrives In N’Djamena

Satellite imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe on 03JUL14 shows the arrival of Chad’s first MIG-29 at N’Djamena airbase. Over the last decade, Chad and Sudan have been engaged in a serious ...

F-16 Support Area Confirmed in Pekanbaru

The latest satellite imagery on 12 July 2014 acquired by DigitalGlobe shows a new aircraft support area at Indonesia’s Pekanbaru Airbase. The Indonesian Air Force received the first three of ...


Persian Gulf: Abu Musa Imagery Update

The latest satellite imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe and available in Google Earth ...

China BZK-005 MALE At Shahezhen

Recent imagery from early 2014 continues to show China’s BZK-005 MALE UAV ...

China’s Inflatable Drones?

According to Chinese press reports a family of inflatable UAVs were unveiled at ...

Iceland’s Holuhraun Lava Field Erupts

Imagery acquired on 06SEPT14 by Landsat 8′s Operational Land Imager (OLI) captured ...

Predator Operating Over Syria’s Raqqa

Activists in al-Raqqa, Syria have posted images online purporting to show a US Predator drone ...

Thierry Legault’s Astrophotography

You may remember Thierry Legault from images he took in 2011 of ...

Prior Reporting

Mapping The Rise & Migration of Western Culture

Using the birth and death locations of over 150,000 influential individuals, a team led by Dr Maximilian Schich, associate professor for art and technology at the University of Texas at Dallas, charted the rise and migration of Western cultural centers. Using Google’s database, freebase, Schich mapped the various hub and spokes thereby providing a visualization of the changes […]

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India’s Project Varsha Gets Underway

As India expands its naval fleet, it looks to build additional navy bases to berth new warships. Satellite imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe of Rambilli, a location 50km southwest of India’s East Fleet HQ Vizag, shows new construction activity to support India’s new builds. Imagery from 2013 and 2014 reveals new underground entrances, additional perimeter fencing, and substantial […]

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Russia’s Tank Biathlon 2014

For Russia’s Tank Biathlon 2014, twelve nations participated including Angola, Armenia, Belarus, China, India, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Russia, Serbia and Venezuela. NATO members like the U.S., Germany and Italy were also scheduled to take part but due to Ukrainian tensions withdrew. Like last year, the Biathlon was held at Alabino, a military base that also serves […]

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China Expands Woody Island

James Hardy writing for IHS Jane’s takes a quick look at the recent expansion of Woody Island in the Paracel island chain using our favorite medium, satellite imagery. Airbus captured this recent multispectral image on 16APR14 showing substantial land reclamation, harbor redevelopment, and additional construction activity since October 2013. While we’ll be watching to see what finally develops, […]

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Google’s Project Wing Tests in Australia

Amazon isn’t the only company hopping on the drone bandwagon. Google recently released a video showing their latest UAV delivery system code-named Project Wing. The company has been test-flying it down under in Queensland, Australia. “There, we successfully delivered a first aid kit, candy bars, dog treats, and water to a couple of Australian farmers (and one very […]

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Iran’s New OTH Radar Located

A newly-erected long-range radar site can be found in Google Earth’s imagery over Northern Iran. In June 2014, the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp Aerospace Force (IRGC-ASF) unveiled the ‘Ghadir’ over-the-horizon (OTH) radar at an undisclosed site near the city of Garmsar in the Semnan province east of Tehran According to media reports, the Ghadir is […]

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