Fusion of Satellite Imagery and Defence Insights Changes the Game for Global Intelligence Community

GEOINT attendees get preview of the new Conflict Atlas product from IHS Jane’s and Airbus Defence and Space

ORLANDO, Fla. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 16, 2016 — Today, attendees of the GEOINT 2016 Symposium got a sneak peek at the new product from IHS Jane’s (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight, and Airbus Defence and Space, recognized as a world leader in geospatial data provision and defence intelligence.

Conflict Atlas combines Airbus Defence and Space’s satellite imagery with IHS Jane’s data and insight into a powerful new tool for the global intelligence community.

For the first time, users will be able to navigate to a region of conflict or instability and view high resolution satellite imagery with key content such as military installations, terrorist activity, country profiles and the latest security insight mapped across each area.

“One of the biggest problems facing the intelligence community is how to manage big data across agencies and divisions while delivering clear actionable results,” said Blake Bartlett, senior vice president of IHS Jane’s. “Conflict Atlas is a unique, powerful tool that will help the intelligence community share and verify intelligence, manage big data and quickly identify critical focus areas.”

Key features of Conflict Atlas are:

  • Whole country and regional coverage at 1.5 meter resolution and military site of interest at 0.5 meter resolution, to support the high currency and coverage rate requirements of the GEOINT community;
  • Access to industry leading data and insight from IHS Jane’s including: military bases, surface-to-air missile sites, terrorism and counterterrorism events, security news and insights and equipment profiles specifications.

Airbus Defence and Space has created blanket ortho-rectified colour imagery mosaics over areas of interest, locally enriched with high resolution images over the densest, most critical areas including city centers, airports and military installations.

“Conflict Atlas is a new commercial GEOINT capability whereby all intelligence sources can be fused and combined,” said Bernhard Brenner, head of intelligence business cluster at Airbus Defence and Space. “Thanks to our multi-resolution satellite constellation, we guarantee seamless user access to a mix of fresh satellite imagery, open sources data and analytic products.”

IHS Jane’s has been using imagery from Airbus Defence and Space for more than two years, breaking significant news stories on a second Russian base in Syria, new developments in North Korea’s nuclear program as well as island building in the South China Sea. This new product furthers the IHS and Airbus Defence and Space partnership and gives users access to the industry’s leading tools.

More information: Booth 421 at GEOINT

Join IHS Jane’s and Airbus at booth 421 for a live demo and for more information on Conflict Atlas at GEOINT 2016 from May 15 to 18 in Orlando, Florida. Or contact: press@ihs.com.

About IHS Jane’s ( www.janes.com)

IHS Jane’s, part of IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), is the leading open source information provider and conference organiser on defence, international risk and national security to governments, militaries, industries and academia around the globe. IHS is the leading source of insight, analytics and expertise in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS is committed to sustainable, profitable growth and employs nearly 9,000 people in 33 countries around the world.

IHS is a registered trademark of IHS Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. © 2016 IHS Inc. All rights reserved.

About Airbus Defence and Space

Airbus Defence and Space, a division of Airbus Group, is Europe’s number one defence and space enterprise and the second largest space business worldwide. Its activities include space, military aircraft and related systems and services. It employs more than 38,000 people and in 2015 generated revenues of over 13 billion Euros.



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