Measurements and Signature Intelligence Programs and Activities
The Russians have a number of programs that can provide MASINT data.
The Russian Prognoz satellite has infrared detection capabilities similar to
those provided by the U.S. Defense Support Program (DSP) satellite
system. The Prognoz can be used to conduct a variety of missions in
support of infrared intelligence (IRINT). Other MASINT-related systems
include a wide variety of sophisticated radar systems that can be used for
radar intelligence (RADINT), a well-developed acoustic intelligence
(ACOUSTINT) program for antisubmarine warfare, and a highly
developed nuclear intelligence (NUCINT) program that collects samples
from nuclear testing.
Sources and Resources
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