In the months since Rafael PowerSpy rocked the ISS world with news of a revolutionary approach to mobile location, this remarkable advance has all but disappeared from view. The initial report emerged in the most innocuous way, via an obscure academic paper published by Stanford University Computer Science Department in coordination with financial backer Rafael Advanced Defense … [Read more...]
Airbus Zephyr: Will Solar-Powered Drones Replace Satellite Surveillance?
As 2017 opens, military analysts are contemplating the future of what may prove to be the most exciting aerial surveillance innovation since the satellite and U2: the Airbus Zephyr, a lightweight, solar-powered drone that can soar to 70,000 feet, stay aloft for up to 45 days, evade detection or bad weather, and carry all manner of surveillance equipment. Designed for … [Read more...]
Ultra Electronics: Forget BREXIT. Think “BRIntelligence”
As a large multinational defense contractor, the UK’s Ultra Electronics has come to the ISS sector along a path marked by strategic acquisitions, each designed to add a specific technical strength and talent pool that supports a critical market. The trick with acquisitions is integrating tech products so that they may be used not only one-off, but in sync as end-to-end … [Read more...]