situational awareness

Situational Awareness for Business Firms in War Zones

  A new security system which brings together up-to-the-minute information on key security developments in Iraq and the implications for companies operating in the region...

Robot Interoperability – The Name of The Game

The U.S. Army launches several competitions to define its future robot unmanned ground systems fleet, in a move that may transform the ground robotics...
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Iran Supplies Aerial Attack Drones to Yemen’s Rebels

Drones loaded with explosives are on their way to Middle Eastern rebels. Iran has transferred so-called kamikaze aerial attack drones technology to Yemen’s Houthi...

ISIS Teaching U.S Military Some New Drone Developments

The U.S. military has been studying the drone threat from the Islamic State group in Iraq for some time now. The U.S. Army’s Combined...
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DHS Report Doubts Trump’s Travel Ban

Analysts at the US Homeland Security Department's intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Trump's travel ban...
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A Glimpse Into Islamic State’s Drone Program

More and more attention has been drawn to the Islamic State drone threat ever since the group killed two Kurdish soldiers in October 2016...
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Data Mining Technology Helped Analyze ISIS Rise to Power

Researchers used data mining technologies in order to analyze ISIS’s message in the social media as one of the factors that contributed to the...

Airdrops – A Tricky Mission

By Arie Egozi It may look a simple mission but it isn't. Some of the weapons and ammunition that were airdropped by the coalition aircraft...
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Weaponized Drones – Is It an ISIS Strategy?

ISIS supporters on social media were boasting that the terror group now has an air force after the Islamic State released on January 24th...
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The Face of the Bubbling Armed UAV Industry

The extensive use of drones by the US in Iraq and Afghanistan has raised debates over issues like civilian deaths, international law, efficacy of...

Islamic Terror Threat – The Highest Since 9/11

The United States faces its highest Islamist terror threat environment since 9/11, and much of the threat now stems from individuals who have been...

What is the Extent of Chemical Weapons Use by ISIL?

A recent report by IHS Conflict Monitor, says the Islamic State (ISIL) has used chemical weapons, including chlorine and sulfur mustard agents, at least...

Taking the Kamikaze Principle to the Next Level

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard has claimed to have created a 'suicide drone' capable of flying at speeds up to 160 mph and altitudes of...

ISIS and Extremist Right Groups in Germany – Any Connection?

Hans-Georg Maassen, head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency, claimed that German authorities are preparing for several terror attack scenarios on Germany as pressure builds...

China Shows Serious Intentions in UAV Export Industry

China is aiming to win export contracts for UAVs in Middle-East and African countries. Nanyang Technology is acquiring the Caihong (Rainbow) series of UAVs...

Islamic State Group – In Search of Financial Resources

The Islamic State group has been recently losing access to the sources of revenue that once gave them their power, prompting them to turn...

In Search for Effective Anti-Drone Technology

The White House is taking steps to rein in commercial drone flights over U.S. airspace amid concerns that the tiny, flying machines will be...

Marines’ Latest Recruit in Iraq: RQ-21A Blackjack

Earlier this summer, at least one team of Raiders from Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command deployed to Iraq with a new drone. The...

Is ISIL Developing Chemical Weapons Capability?

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and lawmakers expressed concern that Islamic State is moving to develop chemical weapons even as the U.S.-led coalition makes...

US Air Force Looks to Solve Drone Pilot Shortage

The US Air Force has been strengthening its drone warfare options, including drone-pilot training. But the war against ISIS has increased the demand for...

ISIS Chemical Weapons Plant Bombarded by the US

The US bombarded an ISIS chemical weapons plant that was housed in a converted pharmaceutical factory in the vicinity of Mosul, Iraq. US Air Force...

New Publication: US Drone Anti-Terrorist Attack Policy

The White House has released an edited version of President Barack Obama's once-secret policy on using drone aircraft to combat terrorists around the world,...


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Tiny Drone Gets AI Eyes to Navigate Autonomously

An autonomous navigation system for small, light drones inspired by insects combines visual homing (using visual cues for orientation) with odometry (measuring distance in...