Soviet SIGINT: Hawaii operation

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Desmond Ball

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Policy paper

Canberra Papers on Strategy and Defence No. 80

Since the mid-1980s, there has been a significant increase in Soviet signals intelligence (SIGINT) operations in the Asia/Pacific region. Soviet SIGINT operations concerning the Hawaiian Islands exemplifies this activity in a particularly dramatic fashion.

This monograph describes the growth of the Soviet SIGINT operation concerning Hawaii, the range of signals being monitored by Soviet SIGNIT systems and the missions of the Hawaii operation. It also discusses possible means of countering the operation.

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