Iran Finally Delivers Venezuela’s AFRAMAX Tanker

The latest satellite imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe shows an empty dry dock at Iran’s Sadra Island shipyard located in Bushehr. In 2006, Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) was in the market to buy 42 ...

Angola, Sudan, & Belarus’ 558th Aircraft Repair Plant

Recent satellite imagery from 04APR14 acquired by Astrium shows the former Indian Su-30K still at the Baranovichi-based 558th Aircraft Repair Plant. It’s been a rollercoaster ride. The sale of 18 x Su-30K ...

Russian QRA Fighters & A-50 at Baranovichi

The latest satellite imagery from April 2014 acquired by Digital Globe shows several additions to Belarus’ 61st Fighter Airbase, a location less than 90 and 80 miles from the Polish and Lithuania borders, respectively. ...


India’s P-8I at INS Rajali, Tamil Nadu

Recent satellite imagery acquired by Astrium on 19 March 2014 shows one of ...

Chinese Activity in the Disputed Spratlys Confirmed

Satellite imagery acquired by Digital Globe from April 2014 confirms that China has ...

Russia May Day Parade 2014

Russia celebrated the 69th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany in the ...

Belarus Returns MIG-29 Alert Fighters to Machulischi

The recent deployment of Russian SU-27 fighters to the 61st Fighter Air ...

Jordan SOFEX 2014 Full Ceremony

It’s that time of year again. The Special Operations Forces Exhibition & ...

Iran’s ISOICO Shipyard Imagery Update

A quick imagery update of Iran’s ISOICO shipyard from October 2013 shows ...

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Imagery of the Week: Turkey’s Heron UAVs at Batman

New imagery published on Google Earth of Turkey’s Batman airforce base shows three Heron UAVs parked on the apron as well as the relocation of two temporary shelters near the staging area. This is the first time open source imagery has captured three Heron together at the airfield. The Batman air force base is an […]

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Vietnam Kilo Confirmed at Cam Ranh Bay

The strategic deep water Cam Ranh Bay located near the oil-rich Spratlys and Paracel islands offer Vietnam the ideal location to base its new submarines. Given recent disturbances in the South China Sea between China and Vietnam, it’s quite fitting that Google updated the imagery for Cam Ranh Bay. Satellite imagery from 02MAR14 acquired by Digital Globe shows Vietnam’s […]

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USAEUR Connected Training Intiative

The wave of the future is here: Welcome to the US Army’s Connected Training Initiative. Col. John Norris of the USAEUR Joint Multinational Readiness Center provides a quick overview of NATOs post ISAF training environment which focuses on sustaining the interoperability developed over the last decade through networked training.

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Al-Udeid Airbase Second Runway Under Construction

Satellite imagery acquired by Digital Globe shows new runway construction activity at Qatar’s Al-Udeid Airbase. According to diplomatic cables released by wikileaks, the USAF has long wanted a second runway at the site, and in 2008, the Qataris agreed to build and pay for it. That agreement, it appears, has slowed down the progress on the runway […]

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China’s Defense Budget in 2014

Craig Caffrey from IHS Jane’s talks about China’s March announcement of 2014′s Defense Budget which came in at USD 132 billion. This new sum represents a 12% increase over the last year. Jane’s assesses that China’s real defense expenditure is closer to USD 176 billion, a 35% increase over official figures.

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Imagery of the Week: Arba Minch Drone Apron

Back in October 2011, Craig Whitlock of the Washington Post reported that the Arba Minch drone apron was operational with Reapers supporting counter terrorism missions. Although not much has surfaced in the press, many suspect that Reapers flown from this location are used to patrol the border and target Al Shabab in neighboring Somalia. A review of […]

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