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 ...
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]