Assessment of Military Capabilities Programme

This programme aims to provide analysis and insights into military capabilities using OSINT and GEOINT techniques.

We utilise tried and tested open-source intelligence collection techniques to detect, identify, and analyse military-related facilities, systems, and platforms. 

In April 2022, OSIA published a paper in collaboration with RUSI’s Military Sciences team examining Russia’s force structure in the Arctic and High North. By fusing existing open-source literature and reporting with commercial satellite imagery, OSIA was able to verify the readiness and disposition of Russian forces in the region.  

Other work includes analyses of North Korea’s train-launched missile in September 2021, India’s test of the Agni-P MRBM in June 2021, and the launch of Russia’s latest nuclear-powered submarine, the Yasen-M class K-561 Kazan.  


Access the report outputs for this programme of work.

Can the Private Sector Help Cut Russia’s Silicon Lifeline?

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The Iskander-M and Iskander-K: A Technical Profile

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Silicon Lifeline: Interactive Summary Report

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Silicon Lifeline: Western Electronics at the Heart of Russia's War Machine

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There's No Business Like Show Business: North Korea's Missiles on Parade

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The Balance of Power Between Russia and NATO in the Arctic and High North

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Interactive Summary: The Balance of Power Between Russia and NATO in the Arcti...

Training Day: North Korean Missile Tests Underscore a Diversifying Missil...

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India’s Nuclear Doctrine: The Agni-P and the Stability–Instability Paradox

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The Yasen-M and the Future of Russian Submarine Forces

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