Unusual changes in Russian Bomber SAR Signatures

SATIM has detected unusual changes in the TU-95 and TU-160 bomber’s SAR signatures using Umbra SAR imagery obtained from the Engels-2 military base in Russia. The characteristics of the signal reflections captured do not match the known geometry and material composition of the aircraft. This may indicate a new camouflage method adopted to protect these valuable aircraft from drone attacks.


Satim detects 14 Chinese Militia ships in disputed waters.

‘Qiong Sansha Yu fishing vessels are CHINESE MARITIME MILITIA ships in disguise.’

On June 16, 2023, SATIM, using Umbra satellite SAR imagery, automatically detected 14 ships from China’s Qiong Sansha Yu fleet in disputed waters near Thitu (Pag-asa) Island, a significant island in the Spratly Islands archipelago held by the Philippines.


Sparta IV, a Russian cargo ship automatically identified.

On the 22nd of May 2023 – Sparta IV the Russian cargo ship, suspected of arms shipments, was automatically detected, classified, and identified by SATIM’s AI model on Sentinel-1 and Umbra SAR images in the Dardanelles Strait.

NLAI Collaboration

Satim has teamed with NLA International Ltd.

Satim has teamed with NLA International Ltd to foster our inaugural approach to the maritime surveillance market building on our shared passion for understanding and regenerating the seas and oceans.

IUU illegal fishing vessels, detection and classification capability using SAR imagery.

Fishing Secrets and SAR Technology

Fishing is a huge business that brings big economic benefits, while also having an important role to play in providing jobs and food security. The global seafood market is estimated to reach about…