Definition of ELINT in English:


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Pronunciation: /ɪˈlɪnt


[mass noun]
  • Covert intelligence-gathering by electronic means: [as modifier]: two ELINT engineers and three FBI agents
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    • It also gathered much vital electronic intelligence, or Elint, meaning those signals put out by radar, missiles, and other devices.
    • ELINT primarily focuses on non-communications signals intelligence.
    • Unlike most other ELINT satellites, which operate in geosynchronous orbits, Mercurys are placed in even higher orbits and move in complex, elliptical patterns.


1960s (originally US): blend of electronic and intelligence.

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