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FISINT (Foreign Instrumentation Signals INTelligence) is intelligence from the interception of foreign electromagnetic emissions associated with the testing and operational deployment of foreign aerospace, surface, and subsurface systems. Since it deals with signals that have communicational content, it is a subset of COMINT
COMINT
, which, in turn, is a subset of SIGINT
SIGINT
. Unlike general COMINT
COMINT
signals, the content of FISINT signals is not in regular human language, but rather in machine to machine (instrumentation) language or in a combination of regular human language and instrumentation language. FISINT is also considered as a subset of MASINT
MASINT
(measurement and signature intelligence).

Typical examples of such communication include:

* Telemetry data ( TELINT ). Missiles, satellites and other remotely monitored devices often transmit streams of data concerning their location, speed, engine status and other metrics. * Video data links. These may be from UAVs or from satellites used for reconnaissance. * Remote access and control transmissions, such as from remote keyless systems , wireless doorbells and wireless traffic light control systems. * Command signals used in teleoperation , such as the control of aerial vehicles, missiles and remotely-controlled robots .

SEE ALSO

* SIGINT
SIGINT
: Signals intelligence
Signals intelligence

* COMINT
COMINT
: Communications intelligence * ELINT
ELINT
: Electronic intelligence

* HUMINT
HUMINT
: Human intelligence * IMINT
IMINT
: Imagery intelligence * MASINT
MASINT
: Measurement and signature intelligence * Missile guidance
Missile guidance
* Intelligence collection management
Intelligence collection management

REFERENCES

* ^ NSA-faq

* v * t * e

Intelligence management

COLLECTION

Interpersonal (HUMINT)

* Special reconnaissance
Special reconnaissance

* organizations

CLANDESTINE

* Asset recruiting * Cell system * Covert action * Direct action * Operational techniques

ESPIONAGE

* Agents

* field * handling

* Asset

* Black operation
Black operation

* black bag

* Concealment device
Concealment device
* Cryptography
Cryptography
* Cut-out * Dead drop
Dead drop
* Denial and deception
Denial and deception
* Eavesdropping
Eavesdropping
* False flag
False flag
* Industrial espionage
Industrial espionage
* Intelligence assessment
Intelligence assessment
* Interrogation
Interrogation
* Numbers station
Numbers station

* Official cover

* Non-official

* One-way voice link * Resident spy * Steganography
Steganography
* Surveillance
Surveillance

SIGNALS (SIGINT)

* By alliances, nations and industries * In modern history * Operational platforms by nation * Direction finding
Direction finding
* Traffic analysis * TEMPEST

Measurement and signature (MASINT)

* Electro-optical * Geophysical * Nuclear * Radar * Radiofrequency * Materials * Casualty estimation (earthquake )

OTHER

* Cultural (CULTINT) * Financial (FININT) * Geospatial (GEOINT) * Imagery (IMINT) * Market (MARKINT) * Open-source (OSINT) * Technical (TECHINT)

ANALYSIS

* Cognitive traps * Competing hypotheses * Target-centric * Words of estimative probability

DISSEMINATION

* Intelligence cycle security

* Counterintelligence
Counterintelligence

* organizations

* Counterintelligence
Counterintelligence
and counter-terrorism orga

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