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Geospatial intelligence providers caught in the middle of Russia-Ukraine war

A satellite image shows a battalion-sized unit in a convoy near Filativka training area, Crimea February 15, 2022.
A satellite image shows a battalion-sized unit in a convoy near Filativka training area, Crimea February 15, 2022. © Maxar Technologies/Handout via Reuters
The Russian invasion of Ukraine is almost the first conflict in history to be followed with live and publically available satellite imagery. The intelligence fuelling the information war between Russia and the West is not coming from state services alone. Many geospatial intelligence providers have found themselves in the front line, caught between the risk of being drawn into state-level influence campaigns and an opportunity to promote their services. [...] (1221 words)
Issue dated 03/03/2022 Reading time 5 minutes

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