THINK TANK LEVERS JET TRACKING TECHNOLOGY
JetTrack and the Center for Advanced Defense Studies form strategic partnership for tracking of transnational illicit networks
JetTrack — a proprietary technology that tracks aircraft flight activity — and the Center for Advanced Defense Studies formed a strategic partnership to help combat illicit networks efforts related to official corruption, transnational crime, and political violence.
“The solution JetTrack offers to institutional investors to help predict strategic corporate deals is almost identical to what we need to help investigate illicit networks,” said Varun Vira, chief operating officer at C4ADS, a Washington, DC-based think tank. “This partnership is accelerating our process, and it will help us continue our mission to analyze and report on global conflict and transnational security issues.”
“We have many other data sources,” said John Casano, CEO of JetTrack, “but the relationship with C4ADS allows us access to data that no one else has, including information coming from the hard-to-access locations that are of most interest to the national security community.”
In the agreement — which is not disclosed in detail — C4ADS partners with JetTrack to access unique aircraft data throughout the world. Other C4ADS technology partners include Palantir Technologies and Windward Inc.
About the Center for Advanced Defense Studies
C4ADS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing data-driven analysis and evidence-based reporting on global conflict and transnational security issues. It uses cutting-edge technologies to manage, integrate and analyze disparate data from diverse languages, regions and sources, incorporating its own field research from conflict zones and fragile states.
JetTrack, a firm focused on extreme transparency, founded in 2017 and based in New York, NY, offers a software and data service that allows a limited group of sophisticated institutional investors to identify future transactions based on corporate flight activity.