Geospatial Intelligence Support for CBS News

Client Overview

CBS News is a major American broadcast television and radio network known for its comprehensive news coverage.

Challenge

CBS News faced the challenge of lacking sufficient access to potential sources on the ground and the necessary skill set to create a geospatial model to understand how private military contractors, like Wagner, operated in Cameroon and the Central African Republic (CAR), particularly their methods of smuggling resources such as gold and timber.

Solution

Grey Dynamics provided comprehensive support through:

  1. Satellite imagery analysis.
  2. Flight tracking information.
  3. Analysis of routes used by the private military contractor Wagner in Cameroon and CAR.

Implementation

  1. Conducted detailed satellite imagery analysis to gather visual data.
  2. Tracked flight information and routes to monitor Wagner’s activities.
  3. Developed a geospatial model to illustrate Wagner’s access and movements in Cameroon and CAR.
  4. Provided regular intelligence reports to CBS News, integrating the geospatial analysis and findings.

Results

Grey Dynamics’ support enabled CBS News to gain a deeper understanding of Wagner’s operations and their smuggling activities in Cameroon and CAR. The insights from the geospatial model and flight tracking data significantly enhanced their reporting, resulting in a short documentary and research piece that was presented on CBS News.

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CBS News faced the challenge of lacking sufficient access to potential sources on the ground and the necessary skill set to create a geospatial model to understand how private military contractors, like Wagner, operated in Cameroon and the Central African Republic (CAR), particularly their methods of smuggling resources such as gold and timber.
Geospatial Intelligence Support for CBS News
CBS News faced the challenge of lacking sufficient access to potential sources on the ground and the necessary skill set to create a geospatial model to understand how private military contractors, like Wagner, operated in Cameroon and the Central African Republic (CAR), particularly their methods of smuggling resources such as gold and timber.

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