scientific and technical intelligence

scientific and technical intelligence

The product resulting from the collection, evaluation, analysis, and interpretation of foreign scientific and technical information that covers: a. foreign developments in basic and applied research and in applied engineering techniques; and b. scientific and technical characteristics, capabilities, and limitations of all foreign military systems, weapons, weapon systems, and materiel; the research and development related thereto; and the production methods employed for their manufacture. Also called S&TI. See also intelligence; research; scientific intelligence; technical intelligence.
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Our focus on countering a conventional threat during the Cold War and post-Cold War periods naturally led TECHINT to focus on responding to national and strategic Scientific and Technical Intelligence (S&TI) requirements.
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