Is it that we see a different, more frightening world than you do?
Our enemies are no longer nations and do not exist on a map but are non-state actors and unknown individuals. Look around you, who do you fear? Can you see a face, a uniform, a flag? No.
Yet, before breakfast in their pajamas, they can do more damage from their laptops than an intelligence agent can during a year in the field. Online organized crime doesn't know law and order, has a Wild West mentality, and is lawless to the core. Anarchy.
While transparency became fashionable in the West, the world is not more transparent now. Today it's more opaque, in the shadows, and that's where we do battle. So, before you declare that irrelevant, ask yourselves, how safe do you feel?
Ultrascan is an association of 51 partners managing 3284 experts in 69 countries. Ultrascan has been established in 1996.
The scope of our work is Anti Money Laundering - Transnational Organized Crime (TOC) and the Nexus Terrorism - disrupting Transnational Criminal Networks. This scope generates HUMINT and access to primary sources in and outside the chain of command.
Our vision is that to enable new security policy as well as geo-policy, one first has to align with the current one to compile an intelligence analysis.
Unlimited access to information and people gave us a good sense for seemingly insignificant or isolated events and the "Butterfly Effect"
In the past 18 years, Ultrascan has set up a human intelligence network, coordinating the international cooperation of 3284 experts in over 69 countries. These experts, provide the basis for Professional Investigative Services. Assist you with Corporate Investigations or be your source for effective security risk management and Policy to mitigate crime trends or imminent incidents.
Even though Researching Organized Crime and Terrorism through undercover investigations brings certain personal security risks, as operational security is maintained it is most gratifying to reveal illegal financial crime trends, tracing cross border assets, map networks of anonymous suspects in hostile environments, and enable international security operations to counter terror funding or fraud.
Ultrascan has extensive experience with identifying, locating, mapping, monitoring, analyzing, and predicting perpetrators of cross border fraud, money laundering, and the planning, funding, communications, and support of terrorism for local or international religious extremists as a fast-growing component of ideological struggle, as well as geopolitical.
Implementing strategic security audits to detect when fraud and money laundering is shifting from a criminal-inspired activity into an ideology-driven terror funding mechanism, is particularly useful for counter-terrorism financing, anti-money laundering, sanctions, and compliance security measures.
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Both for tax reasons as well as hiding the end-beneficiaries, its common for international private jet buyers to initially register the plane in the U.S..
Before the airplane was acquired the company was purposely involved into deferred delivery government contracts valued at hundreds of US$ millions that needed end-user certificates, received a US government (MIL) clearance and paid a multi million US$ brokerage commission. A commission of which a small part was used to pay for the plane.
Look for the smaller deals justified by the cover of other large amount transactions
In April 2018 the airplane was flown to another continent and for three months extensively tested to see if it could meet its objective. Tests included and passed, to weaponize the plane and escape detection.
The plane returned to the U.S. in July 2018 where it is temporarily rented out as a medium range private jet charter, which incidentally also creates a steady and legal money flow in the U.S.
UPDATE on December 19, 2019, the aircraft left African airspace and entered European airspace Landing in France and The Netherlands on December 20
First published by Ultrascan Humint September 2018
Anti Money Laundering - Follow the Money - Transnational Organized Crime Nexus Terrorism - HUMINT access to primary sources in and outside every chain of command.