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Imagery intelligence (IMINT) is one of several intelligence collection disciplines used by the U.S. Intelligence Community to gather information on foreign targets. Specifically, IMINT involves the capture of data from reconnaissance satellites and aerial photography. IMINT, when used in conjunction with other intelligence gathering disciplines like signals intelligence (SIGINT) and measurement and signature intelligence (MASINT) provides intelligence analysts with a comprehensive picture of the environment they are targeting.
Examples of IMINT collection techniques include use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) like the Predator and Global Hawk. Older, well-known traditional aircraft platforms like the SR-71 and U-2 spy planes played a pivotal role in the Cold War by providing senior national policymakers with crucial information on Soviet missiles and bombers. Highly classified satellites that provide IMINT intelligence analysts with cutting-edge, high-resolution images are built in the United States by the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).
The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, is responsible for geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) that includes analysis of high-resolution spectral, hyperspectral, and electro-optical IMINT and MASINT images. The NGA, formerly known as the National Photographic Interpretation Center (NPIC) and then the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA), is part of the Department of Defense.
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