New NATO member Finland launches electronic warfare overhaul
Since joining the alliance in April, the Finnish army has embarked on a complete rethink of its technical intelligence technologies strategy. This shift comes as the SIGINT market undergoes significant changes, with Swedish manufacturers being overtaken by their US and Israeli rivals.
S2W pins hopes for EU breakthrough on language model trained on dark web
In mid-May, South Korean threat intelligence company S2W published research on the first language model pretrained on the dark web. Now the firm is eager to enter the European market, but experts in the field remain sceptical.
Cyberintelligence firm Blue Ocean's mystery clients revealed
The usually low-profile Israeli cyberintelligence firm Blue Ocean has been in the spotlight since obtaining export licences for a Southeast Asian country and a European country. Intelligence Online has the low-down on which ones.
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Turkey's Aselsan beefs up social media monitoring with natural language processing team
Turkey's defence group Aselsan is building a research team specialised in automatic language processing. These experts have been called on to look at the information war being waged on social media, especially in the tense run-up to the general election.
Robert Sharp, the latest serial GEOINT consultant
The fledgling GEOINT company Albedo has called on the skills and networks of former NGA boss Robert Sharp to elbow into the hugely competitive US market. Through his newly formed consultancy, Sharp is already working for more and more developers in the sector.
CRDF Global champions DoS cyber support for Ukraine
The US not-for-profit organisation CRDF is continuing in its tradition of helping the US Department of Defense in the post-Soviet states. In Kyiv, it has helped shape and assist a dense network of Ukrainian security players, providing help in key strategic areas.
Katim looks to Paris, hiring ex-Ercom Didier Pagnoux
Didier Pagnoux, who ran French Ercom from 2007 to 2012 and launched its cybersecurity and interception departments, is taking over as CEO of semi-public Emirati firm Katim as it looks to carve out a place in the country's ever-changing cyber landscape.
NUVIEW and Array Labs in race to launch LiDAR satellite constellations
The US startup NUVIEW wants to carve out a niche for itself in the market of laser imaging satellites. Its main competitor operating in this new frontier of geospatial intelligence is the more established American tech firm Array Labs.
French defence ministry rolls out cyber emergency response centre for defence firms
Parliamentary discussion of France's draft 2024-2030 military programming bill has put the spotlight on an initiative by the DRSD to provide a computer emergency response team for the defence sector, which is currently being deployed in key regions.