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What does ELINT stand for?

ELINT stands for Electronic Intelligence

This definition appears very frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:

  • Military and Government

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will not pay the $25 million reward for the capture of Osama bin Laden because the raid that killed the former al Qaeda leader was the result of electronic intelligence -- and an operational mistake by one his closest associates -- and  not a human informant, ABC News reports U.
Alexander, director of the National Security Agency, to reveal, according to Washington Times reporters Bill Gertz and Rowan Scarborough, that the NSA has a "backlog of untranslated electronic intelligence leads on terrorists that has grown since 2001.
Expert Wiley covers the latest technologies, first defining electronic intelligence and giving its capabilities and limitations and then covering ELINT implications of range equations and radar constraints, characteristics of ELINT interception systems, the probability of intercept, antennas and direction finders, emitter locations, estimation of power at the transmitter, antenna parameters, "low probability of intercept" (LPI) radar and ELINT, antenna scan analysis, intrapulse analysis, pulse repetition interval analysis, deinterleaving pulse trains, measurement and analysis of carrier frequency, determining ELINT parameter limits, and working with ELINT data files.
The aircraft's endurance allows it to conduct real-time electronic intelligence gathering, which immediately can be relayed to forces in theater, or saved and analyzed post flight.
This launch, as noted in Aviation Week & Space Technology, included a military twin-optic Earth-imaging system, and likely carried an electronic intelligence eavesdropping payload.