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14 Jul 2010


Amateur GEOINT Spies Find North Korea’s Underground Airfields

Added by Category: Daily Intelligence Brief, General

The gathering of intelligence can be done through the most simplest of methods — on the Internet. Perhaps the Russian spies should have made note of this, rather than focusing on their “old school” intel gathering methods. Wired Danger Room recently highlighted a story of how North Korea keeps many of itsmost advanced planes hidden deep beneath the surface of the earth. Turns out there may be as many as 20 underground airfields scattered across the country. It’s another reminder of how much of the intel that we now gather on countries like North Korea come from “amateur analysts, scouring publicly-available satellite images and sharing what they know over Google Earth.” Yes, we have been talking about the DIY GEOINT trend for some time now, but everyday it becomes more and more of a reality. Read more here.

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