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NDC - News-Ghost ship - Russia’s secret naval fleet

Ghost ship - Russia’s secret naval fleet

  • 18 Oct. 2023
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  • Last updated: 21 Jan. 2024 12:55

NDC Outlook 01

  • The war on Ukraine has a maritime dimension often overlooked in terms of logistics and strategic relevance
  • A critical Russian fleet has been successful in circumventing regulations on maritime transit through the Bosporus
  • Open source material proves that the Russian ship SPARTA IV, declared as a commercial vessel, is in fact transporting military equipment
  • This shows that the fog of war can, at times, be lifted using innovative open source intelligence methods

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* (back) Giangiuseppe Pili - Assistant Professor, Intelligence Analysis Program, James Madison University and Associate Fellow, Open Source Intelligence and Analysis, RUSI

Jack Crawford - Research Analyst, Open Source Intelligence and Analysis, RUSI

Nick Loxton - Head of Intelligence Delivery, Geollect

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