FRANCE/SYRIA - French company Smart Pegasus remains under sanctions for participating in Syrian chemical weapons program.
UNITED KINGDOM - Opposition MP's push parliamentary Economic Crime Committee project.
SWEDEN/LATVIA - Swedish anti-fake news agency shines at NATO's StratCom.
PAKISTAN/AFGHANISTAN - ISI investigates attempted assassination of Pakistani ambassador in Kabul.
NORTH MACEDONIA - Skopje intelligence chief learns the rope at NATO.
CHINA - People's Liberation Army tests modern urban warfare techniques to hone Taiwan strategy.
IRAN/SYRIA - IRGC mobilises new militia against US interests in Syria
CHINA - Retired military, state personnel hired to prevent iPhone production jam
FINLAND - Border guards camp in the east
SWEDEN - Bigger budget for interception agency FRA
FRANCE - Senators move to make ANSSI more aggressive
East and West battle for Serbia's mass surveillance software market span >
The Serbian government is engaged in a delicate balancing act, as it tries to combine state-of-the-art Swedish and American software systems with its already installed Chinese biometric surveillance systems. It is looking for Western technical support and financing to help it do this. [...]
Paris juggles demand for MMP missiles for Ukraine and for export span >
MMP missiles currently equip French troops stationed in Romania as well as Ukrainian fighters battling Russian forces. They are also earmarked for export, despite French stocks being lower than planned. [...]
Online investigator Silobreaker to work for the young Swedish anti-fake news agency span >
The Swedish-British data analysis company Silobreaker is to provide an open source intelligence platform to the the anti-disinformation agency Myndigheten för Psykologiskt Försvar. This comes at a time when the country is living in fear of interference from Russia in the run-up to this year's parliamentary elections. [...]
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Saab counts on Scott Morrison's former policy adviser to plug submarines to Australia Free
The Australian navy is considering purchasing transition submersibles ahead of the announced US nuclear submarine delivery. To help convince Canberra take the plunge, the Swedish manufacturer can count on TG Public Affairs, whose principal Brendan Tegg is close to Australian prime minister Scott Morrison. [...]