Using a Motorola with DMR compatibility MAY allow encryption compatibility with other cheaper more readily available radios; and the encryption key is stored on the radio; a valuable intelligence find.
I enjoy, no, I *LOVE IT* when people find, and continually discover, new and interesting flights that take place worldwide with flight tracking sites like @ADSBexchange, but I'm dreading the conspiracy theories this will make with the absence of context/history/probability. #ADSB
@ADSBexchange I can no better debunk this than anyone can prove who was on the plane, but I can add some context, so, sorry @realdivipro, nothing personal, but I have to be a wet blanket before this gets out of control (I have no doubt I'm too late and Palmer/etc will hype this anyway *sigh*)
@ADSBexchange@realdivipro 🇷🇺 Jet Air Group (ICAO:JSI) Gulfstream G650 bizjet RA-10204|#1427DC, in the past 90 days (b/c that's my "history window with @RadarBox24) has been in the air on 38 of those 90 days, or 42% of the time.
Sounds like the new German #OpenSkiesTreaty plane has terrified the NSC, and while they're incapable of understanding what intelligence might be given up, they're sure whatever it is will be bad, and they don't want anything to do with it.
Sounds like anxiety; see a doctor.
"infra-red .. may also be used during overflights with minimum ground resolution values of 50 cm .. for the resulting images."
Open Skies: Aerial Observation to Help Prevent Conflicts Between Countries
Gordon Petrie, University of Glasgow (2007)
No #OpenSkiesTreaty sensor configurations presently certify the use of IR, but Turkey had previously been using "the old Honeywell AN-AA5 infra-red line scanner"
I'm not sure what the history is there, but they are no longer/haven't been using it lately.
"the costs of the treaty to the United States now outweigh the benefits"
Really? What are those costs? Financial? It costs peanuts, especially compared with anything satellite related. The US will fly 16 flights over Russia this year, half of them ride-alongs with allies.
Costs to security? What exactly is exposed out in the open that 30cm optical imagery, worse than Russian spy satellite imagery, will see? Russia uses the same resolution camera as we do over them. What "cost", exactly? This is fluff.
🇳🇴 Fascinating story out of Norway allegedly based on leaks of U.S. 🇺🇸 TS/SCI(?) ELINT/COMINT/SIGINT intelligence, allegedly confirmed by personnel from other NATO countries, that allege Russia 🇷🇺 is conducting reconnaissance with special forces in Norway. aldrimer.no/russiske-spesi…
I do love news stories based on anonymous officials leaking the HIGHEST classifications of American intelligence. If that is to be believed, they have put their entire career in jeopardy to disclose this information to a journalist, and are now being hunted by their own.
Good journalism means confirming with multiple sources, and they did! They asked multiple other officials, in 3 countries, who had access to the same highly classified American intelligence; and they confirmed the information, putting their jobs in jeopardy too.
@dgaytandzhieva I've been looking at ships and planes for yrs, and I certainly haven't seen everything, or know half of what's covertly being moved, but I see certain similarities.
One thing is consistent, shipments of licit and illicit arms are business, and business leaves a paper trail.
A quick look nets ~31 planes that are registered to Silk Way Airlines, as well as their most obvious shell companies in Azerbaijan.
How many of those have flown in the past year, and where are they flying to?
2) As @GDarkconrad pointed out, this isn't an accident, the USAF did this with Venezuelan codes off the coast of #Venezuela too. US reconnaissance planes are impersonating the codes of the countries they are conducting reconaissance on, endangering future civilian flights.
3) I'm waiting for someone to tell me it's for #OPSEC. Clearly that doesn't work, as Spanish and Canadian citizens have called them out while we're still in out PJs. The Iranians see them plain as day, they're only hiding their activities from the American (and world) public.
🇷🇺 #Russia|n Air Force #RuAF Tu-154M-ON #OpenSkiesTreaty plane RF-85655|#194E97 conducted ops over the United States March 25-29 2019. Here is a dynamic map so you can name what they were looking at. #MLAT
Remember, the #USAF and #DTRA go out of their way to ensure the American public don't know what the Russians are looking at with their yearly observation flights (blocking #FOIA requests for the same data) so for god sake don't retweet this far and wide. 😏
The green dots show you where the plane was triangulated (MLAT) by ground stations, and the altitude is a tell for where they might be taking pictures, but to further refine your guess, check the speed with which they are flying.
Courtney, you don't know me, but you're going to remember me. I hope that the information I provide you with in the following thread prevents such an atrocity from ever happening again. Atrocity? I mean this article.
No. The USAF is not conducting a surveillance flight over Russia. They are conducting an observation flight with Russians aboard. Surveillance flights, as you linked to, are done with surveillance planes. The OC-135 is not such a plane, it is a treaty-compliant observation plane.
1) Please remove the link relating to surveillance flights, it is damaging to the treaty and the concept, and has absolutely nothing to do with the topic.
2) Please call it an "observation flight", as the Dept of State would like you to do; because that's what it is.
That's okay, don't be worried about their business; they're super busy, and do not just fly the Miami-Orlando cargo circuit as documented; they fly all over! They're into wet leasing. What's wet leasing?
The OSCC vote to certify the Tu-214ON was unanimous, other than the US delegation who were told "from the top" not to sign-off. All provisions, limitations, and questions, were addressed before the final vote, and the US pulling out seems to have caught all allies unaware.
Certification of a new aircraft requires unanimous OSCC member consent.
The U.S. is 1 of 34 signatory countries to the treaty.
The U.S. is the only country to not approve certifying the plane (without explanation) despite all technical and procedural issues being addressed.
"Typhoons launched .. on August 21 when two suspected Russian Su-30 Flanker aircraft appeared to be heading toward NATO airspace from the Crimea region."
The thin purple line over water is the limit of any country's airspace airspace
My ugly blue line represents NATO.
It is 300km-500km from Crimea to "NATO Airspace". My math is probably wrong, but isn't that a 10 minute flight if they break the sound barrier? If it took them longer than that, they weren't attacking. If they weren't expected to enter NATO airspace; why bother?
🇷🇺 Russian seismic research vessel Akademik Primakov (MMSI:273392760) is certainly looking for something in the Kara Sea at 5kn. (Before you get too excited, it could be mapping the Arctic shelf, to aid in Russian claims to it.) thebarentsobserver.com/en/industry-an…
🇷🇺 Russian Project 21900M icebreaker Vladivosok (MMSI:273376280) has dropped anchor in the Kara Sea. I guess that's cheaper than burning diesel moving the largest non-nuclear icebreaker in the Russian fleet around...
Дайвтехносервис (aka Dive Techno Services, Divetechnoservices, etc), a Russian reseller of dive equipment in St. Petersburg, was added to the US Treasury list of sanctions for conducting business with the FSB since 2007. diveservice.ru home.treasury.gov/news/press-rel…
The most notable transaction the US Treasury Department wanted to cite regarding this Russian business, and why they are prohibited from doing business with the US, was a $1.5M contract to the FSB to provide ROV(s) in 2011, 7 yrs ago.
I've been trying to figure out what the "Intelligence-Gathering Vessel" was that the @RoyalNavy (infuriatingly) wouldn't name or post pictures of that crossed the English Channel on Christmas Eve. Because of the timing, I strongly suspected it was the Viktor Leonov AGI. #SpyShip
I can now say, with a high degree of confidence, a Russian Navy AGI stopped in Trinidad & Tabago 2018-01-11 to restock, and they have likely left by now. I suspect, but cannot yet confirm, that AGI is the Viktor Leonov|Виктор Леонов, the Vishnya-class intelligence ship. #SpyShip
You may remember the collective freak-out when there was a Russian Navy intelligence gathering vessel off the US East Coast last Feb-Mar. That info was Secret(or higher)-classified Navy intelligence, leaked by the Pentagon, but there was no investigation or pursuit of the leaker.