Archive for: February 2018

New Technology, New Intelligence

New technology often enables new forms of intelligence, either directly or indirectly – and frequently in unexpected directions. Here are some examples: The development of drone technology allows the use of a drone as an intelligence gathering platform – one of the aspects of drones that the IMSL IKARUS service keeps close tabs on as…

The Graf Spee Rangefinder

In an earlier post a few years ago on this blog, I discussed the Technical Intelligence operation surrounding the recovery of intelligence from the Graf Spee. The Graf Spee was a German “pocket battleship” scuttled by the Nazis just off the port of Montevideo in 1939 after the Battle of the River Plate. The key…