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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.[1] Since it deals with signals that have communicational content, it is a subset of COMINT, which, in turn, is a subset of 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[2] 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[edit]

SIGINT: Signals intelligence

COMINT: Communications intelligence ELINT: Electronic intelligence

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

References[edit]

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Intelligence management

Collection

Interpersonal (HUMINT)

Special
Special
reconnaissance

organizations

Clandestine

Asset recruiting Cell system Covert action Direct action Operational techniques

Espionage

Agents

field handling

Asset Black operation

black bag

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

Non-official

One-way voice link Resident spy Steganography Surveillance

Signals (SIGINT)

By alliances, nations and industries In modern history Operational platforms by nation 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

organizations

Counterintelligence
Counterintelligence
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