Definition of ELINT in English:

ELINT

noun

  • Covert intelligence-gathering by electronic means.

    • ‘ELINT primarily focuses on non-communications signals intelligence.’
    • ‘It also gathered much vital electronic intelligence, or Elint, meaning those signals put out by radar, missiles, and other devices.’
    • ‘Unlike most other ELINT satellites, which operate in geosynchronous orbits, Mercurys are placed in even higher orbits and move in complex, elliptical patterns.’
    information gathering, surveillance, observation, reconnaissance, spying, espionage, undercover work, infiltration, elint, cyberespionage, humint
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Origin

1960s: blend of electronic and intelligence.

Pronunciation:

ELINT

/ˈelint/