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Steffan Watkins
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The public's ability to use OSINT to track planes should not be underestimated by the RCMP.
( Cropped Pilatus PR Photo - underbelly of the PC-12 NG "Spectre" showing it's electro-optical sensor) At least one RCMP surveillance plane, believed to be outfitted with electo-optical night vision and thermal sensors, circled ~6000-7000ft over Kingston fo...
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The Canadian Forces may be ignoring a nuclear waste problem they may have in Goose Bay.
The United States Strategic Air Command stored multiple offensive nuclear weapon assemblies in the woods near Goose Air Base from 1950 to at least 1954, per John Clearwater, who wrote the book on nuclear weapons in Canada. Several even, including  U.S. Nucl...
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We will bury you (in data) - Russian Navy Yantar backgrounder and Summer 2016 Trip Report.
I read the modern propaganda being parroted on social media. Twitter accounts allege to have seen or heard things on the news, with no precise source, but claim it sounded "right", and according to their bias, they believe it to be true. This cycle repeats ...
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A One-size-fits-all Generic "Russian Navy vessel has crossed the English Channel" blog post
After the last Russian Navy ship that crossed the English Channel, I realized that I was sounding a lot like a broken record, so I figured I'd write a one-size-fits-all blog post regarding Russian (sometimes Russian Navy) ships crossing the English Channel,...
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You saw a ship on the news, but how do YOU find it using OSINT?
I've had some requests to walk people through, with more detail, how to look up ship-related information, and I'm not hiding any methods, the whole idea is for YOU to be able to loo up your own information for free (or for cheap), and not need to launch you...
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In 2009 the US Navy announced they identified two Russian submarines beyond the US EEZ.
NATO Name: Akula aka Project 971 "Щука-Б" Unknown photo credit  The Russian Navy submarine hysteria being propagated from questionable sources and whisper campaigns over social media are out of control. The latest tactic I've noticed isn't a new one, but it...
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Georgia is blocking all Open Skies Treaty flights, unilaterally, and nobody will report on it.
Georgian Coat of Arms I alluded to this in one of yesterday's blog posts, but there was little uptake, and it was buried in a Voice of America rant, so I'll spell it out again. In 2012 the Georgian government published their intent to violate the Open Skies...
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Debunking Anti-Open Skies Treaty Propaganda, Digital Electro-Optical Sensor Edition
The Open Skies Treaty allows signatories to the treaty to overfly, with short notice, using agreed upon planes, pre-approved crews, joint flight crews, and take pictures with treaty-limited sensors. I use the term sensor rather than camera, because the trea...
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Voice of America, PolygraphInfo, and the problem with Open Skies Treaty disinformation.
How frustrated am I?  Extremely. Why? I had a lengthy correspondence with one of the Voice of America's award winning journalists,  Fatima Tlisova , and it didn't really end well. Ms Tlisova is a former Russian dissident who sought refuge in the United Stat...
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Argentine Navy research vessel operates near Falklands; catches the Royal Navy's eye
https://surenio.com.ar/2016/05/buque-ara-puerto-deseado-finalizo-participacion-la-campana-oceanografica Following ship movements is greatly more entertaining when you can spot an interaction between vessels that have otherwise not been identified as being r...
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