photographic intelligence


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photographic intelligence

The collected products of photographic interpretation, classified and evaluated for intelligence use. Also called PHOTINT.
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Despite the improvement of early warning and listening devices, of electronic and photographic intelligence, odd gaps in information have remained.
The limits of available photographic intelligence and the vagaries of radio intelligence required the ship to take a close-in position to eavesdrop on the highly volatile situation on the Sinai battlefields.
The good news was that photographic intelligence may have prevented the outbreak of another war in the Persian Gulf.

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