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TURKEY : Raft of generals resign from Turkish army over Erdogan's Syrian policy

Intelligence Online - Fri, 08/10/2021 - 08:00
At least five special forces and elite commando generals, all employed in Ankara's operations in Syria, have stepped down in
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UNITED KINGDOM : New players in armed security set their sights on Africa with help from SAS veteran Blagbrough

Intelligence Online - Fri, 08/10/2021 - 08:00
British armed security company Vellichor International is facing its first test in Libya. Its largest client, Italian oil company ENI,
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UKRAINE : Chambers of commerce weigh up prospects for government's deoligarchisation drive

Intelligence Online - Fri, 08/10/2021 - 08:00
The International Council of Business Associations and Chambers in Ukraine (ICBAC), which was founded in 2017, held its annual post-summer holiday
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SPARTAN exercise underway to boost C-27J interoperability

EDA News - Thu, 07/10/2021 - 14:29

The ‘European Spartan Exercise’ 2021, an annual flying exercise organised by the C-27J community with the support of EDA and hosted this year by the Bulgarian Air Force, is currently underway at Plovdiv (27 Sep.-8. Oct). The aim of the exercise is to increase interoperability among European countries operating the C-27J Spartan military aircraft. It is one of the concrete outcomes of the European Air Transport Fleet (EATF) partnership signed in 2011 by 20 EDA Member States.
 
Four countries (Bulgaria, Italy, Lithuania, Slovakia) are participating in this year’s event, with four aircraft. The exercise is part of EDA’s dedicated C-27J project (Cat.B) where the five participating Member States C-27J users (the four afore-mentioned countries plus Romania) identify and develop common projects in the domains of operations, training, logistics, procurement, airworthiness and SESAR (Single European Sky Air Traffic Management Research) to achieve a high level of interoperability and cost-efficient operating and maintenance models. It’s the 5th edition of the exercise the last of which took place in Romania in 2019 (the 2020 edition was cancelled due to the Covid pandemic).

Tactical training

The C-27J Spartan aircraft is designed to perform tactical missions in peacekeeping and humanitarian operations, providing direct air transport to the theatre, day and night. The Spartan Exercise is also focused on those types of operations, training C-27J crews to fly low level, tactical navigations in different scenarios. Several airfields in Bulgaria have been chosen for training: at Cheshnegirovo airfield, crews are performing Tactical Approaches, Personnel Airdrops and Aerial Cargo Delivery, whereas Bezmer Air Base was chosen to simulate EROs (engine running operations) for medical evacuations. Operators from the Bulgarian Joint Special Operation Command as well as a Combat Control Team from the Special Forces of the Italian Air Force also take part in the exercise. 

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FRANCE/UNITED STATES : Seaside village welcomes transatlantic cable

Intelligence Online - Thu, 07/10/2021 - 08:00
A dull patch of bare land running along a B-road next to a cemetery in a small town near Bordeaux will soon play a vital role in France's data and intelligence landscape. This small plot number AP2 in Le Porge
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EUROPE : Ambitious Cy4gate appoints new management team in bid for market leadership

Intelligence Online - Thu, 07/10/2021 - 08:00
Continuing its management shakeup, the Italian cyberintelligence company Cy4gate announced the appointment of Marco Latini as its chief financial officer
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POLAND/FRANCE : Lobbyist FairValue tries to connect Paris and Warsaw ahead of nuclear negotiations

Intelligence Online - Thu, 07/10/2021 - 08:00
In anticipation of renewed economic diplomacy between France and Poland, the lobbyist and communications consultancy FairValue Corporate & Public Affairs
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UNITED STATES/FRANCE : French involvement in Libya spared from US intelligence investigation

Intelligence Online - Thu, 07/10/2021 - 08:00
The revised "Libya Stabilization Act" (LSA) approved by Congress on 29 September includes a small amendment that will reassure France.
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IRAQ/UNITED STATES : Falcon cell restores image in mission with coalition

Intelligence Online - Thu, 07/10/2021 - 08:00
After the damaging blows to its reputation following a double suicide bombing in Bagdad in January (IO, 01/02/21) and clashes
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FRANCE : Paris La Défense business district hires ADIT to step up compliance

Intelligence Online - Thu, 07/10/2021 - 08:00
On 23 September, the public prosecutor's office appealed to the court of cassation so as to keep open the case
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FRANCE/UNITED STATES : Seaside village welcomes transatlantic cable

Intelligence Online - Thu, 07/10/2021 - 08:00
A dull patch of bare land running along a B-road next to a cemetery in a small town near Bordeaux will soon play a vital role in France's data and intelligence landscape. This small plot number AP2 in Le Porge
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EUROPE : Ambitious Cy4gate appoints new management team in bid for market leadership

Intelligence Online - Thu, 07/10/2021 - 08:00
Continuing its management shakeup, the Italian cyberintelligence company Cy4gate announced the appointment of Marco Latini as its chief financial officer
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POLAND/FRANCE : Lobbyist FairValue tries to connect Paris and Warsaw ahead of nuclear negotiations

Intelligence Online - Thu, 07/10/2021 - 08:00
In anticipation of renewed economic diplomacy between France and Poland, the lobbyist and communications consultancy FairValue Corporate & Public Affairs
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UNITED STATES/FRANCE : French involvement in Libya spared from US intelligence investigation

Intelligence Online - Thu, 07/10/2021 - 08:00
The revised "Libya Stabilization Act" (LSA) approved by Congress on 29 September includes a small amendment that will reassure France.
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IRAQ/UNITED STATES : Falcon cell restores image in mission with coalition

Intelligence Online - Thu, 07/10/2021 - 08:00
After the damaging blows to its reputation following a double suicide bombing in Bagdad in January (IO, 01/02/21) and clashes
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FRANCE : Paris La Défense business district hires ADIT to step up compliance

Intelligence Online - Thu, 07/10/2021 - 08:00
On 23 September, the public prosecutor's office appealed to the court of cassation so as to keep open the case
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KUWAIT/UNITED KINGDOM : GPG provides British government with access to Kuwait's anti-corruption cases

Intelligence Online - Wed, 06/10/2021 - 08:00
British firm Global Partners Governance (GPG) landed a particularly strategic contract with the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) on 20 September, to advise the Kuwait Anti-Corruption Authority (KACA, or Nazaha). GPG will work directly with the KACA, putting it
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NORTH AFRICA/UNITED STATES : Tunisian army to receive US intelligence technology boost

Intelligence Online - Wed, 06/10/2021 - 08:00
The Tunisian armed forces will have their intelligence capacities boosted and interoperability with their US counterparts improved by two Foreign
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TURKEY/IRAQ : Turkish entrepreneurs restock in Erbil

Intelligence Online - Wed, 06/10/2021 - 08:00
The Turkish trade minister Mehmet Mus's official visit to Erbil to meet his counterpart in the Kurdistan Regional Government Kemal
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UNITED STATES : US intelligence adopts two-pronged approach on Houthis and Riyadh

Intelligence Online - Wed, 06/10/2021 - 08:00
Tucked into the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022, filed on 22 September by the Senate Armed
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