Janes Intelligence Unit

Full spectrum open-source intelligence on the global threat environment, tailored to your organisation’s needs

Assured and unclassified, analysis from independent experts. Janes Intelligence Unit delivers cutting-edge open-source intelligence on current, emerging, and future threats and provides assessments on the capabilities required to mitigate those threats.  

Leveraging Janes expertise enables you to understand and plan for tomorrow’s threats without diverting valuable resources from the threats you face today.

  • RFI (request for intelligence) services that flex and adapt to your specific requirements.
  • Training that delivers improvements to the skills and expertise of customer’s OSINT teams and advice on the creation of new OSINT units.
  • Information derived from the widest possible array of open sources, including social media.
  • A global expert network that provides specialist capabilities, including local languages.
  • Discreet, low-attribution research.
  • Original and creative intelligence assessments generated using a range of alternative analysis techniques including scenario analysis; wargaming, red teaming, and Delphi method.


Supporting threat assessment
  • Objective, expert insight on conventional and asymmetric threats.
  • Terrorism: Financing, ideology, strategy, tactics, and operations.
  • Extremism: Messaging and counter-messaging.
  • Organised crime: Transnational crimes, trafficking, and smuggling.
  • State-level threats: Regional competitions, misinformation, and disinformation campaigns

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Horizon scanning
  • Estimative intelligence on future security and geopolitical challenges and their potential impact.
  • Conflict analysis: Monitoring active and ‘frozen’ conflicts and analysing future conflict.
  • Technology challenges: Security implications of advances in technology.
  • Geopolitical instability: Assessment of fragile states.
Capability innovation

Research into the latest developments in military capabilities, including the evolution of doctrine and concepts of operation. Janes Intelligence Unit tracks developments in military capability including:

  • Capability assessment: Understanding military forces and their orders of battle (ORBAT).
  • Changing warfare: Analysing the evolution of military and security requirements and the development of new doctrines and concepts of operation (CONOPs).
  • Proliferation: Assessing spreading nuclear capability and other technological advances, such as use of drones. 

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Optimising OSINT capabilities

Janes Intelligence Unit helps customers improve the skills and expertise of their OSINT teams and advises on the creation of in-house OSINT capability.

  • Training: Improving the skills and expertise of OSINT analysts, teams and managers.
  • Client advisory: Working with organisations to refine existing OSINT practices.
  • Capability development: Establishing and guiding new OSINT units for our clients.
  • Intelligence support: Providing clients with outsourced specialist capabilities and analytical capacity.

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Defence and security knowledge building

Janes delivers interactive and dynamic online briefings on timely defence and security topics. They help new analysts become operational and existing staff develop new areas of expertise by giving them a baseline knowledge on specific topics.

  • Supporting new analysts by providing key context.
  • Introducing new recruits and newly deployed staff to complex military ideas and equipment.
  • Emphasising the ‘so what’ factor, explaining what you need to know and why you need to know it.
  • Underpinned by the breadth and depth of Janes verified and validated open-source intelligence. 


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