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SIGINT Collection Ships Part 7 of 8 – CLICK BETTLE Phase II Operations – Continuous Coverage

CLICK BEETLE Phase II was initiated by Commander Task Force 96 (COMNAVFORJAP) Operation Order (OPORDER) 301-68 of January 3, 1968.
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SIGINT Collection Ships Part 6 of 8 – Now Escorted and Armed

On June 8, 1967, while conducting SIGINT operations off the Egyptian coast, USS Liberty (AGTR 5) (featured image), was attacked by Israeli aircraft and motor torpedo boats and received severe damage from a torpedo and gunfire.

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SIGINT Collection Ships Part 5 of 8 – Soviet Fleet Exercise off Norway

Between June 21 and September 14, 1966, USS Atakapa (ATF 149) (featured image), equipped with electronics intercept equipment, first conducted electronic surveillance of a Soviet fleet exercise off Norway and then operated briefly in the Baltic Sea.

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SIGINT Collection Ships Part 4 of 8 – CLICK BEETLE Operations

The environmental research ship USS Banner (AGER 1) (featured image) carried out SIGINT operations in the Western Pacific from August 1965 to December 1967 under the code name CLICK BEETLES.

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SIGINT Collection Ships Part 3 of 8 – Technical Research Ships

Surface collectors of intelligence of indirect support to the Navy, but under the technical direction and control of the National Security Agency, were the technical research ships –

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SIGINT Collection Ships Part 2 of 8 – DESOTO Patrols

In early April 1962, the destroyer USS DeHaven (DD 727) made the first DESOTO Patrol (A) along the northern coast of China from the Taiwan Strait to the vicinity of Tsingtao and back.  Continue reading “SIGINT Collection Ships Part 2 of 8 – DESOTO Patrols”

SIGINT Collection Ships Part 1 of 8 – A Small Navy Security Group Detachment

In 1952, the Taiwan Patrol Force, Task Force 72, began conducting surface SIGINT Operations in the Taiwan Straits using destroyers of the Seventh Fleet.

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U.S. Fleet Cyber Command / U.S. TENTH Fleet – STRATEGIC PLAN 2020-2025

Commander’s Foreword

We recently celebrated our tenth anniversary. Much has changed in the past decade – at Fleet Cyber Command/TENTH Fleet, across the Navy, and around the world.

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U.S. Navy SIGINT Ship Series

During World War II, the U.S. Navy used Naval officers trained as Japanese language officers and  highly trained radiomen as intercept operators that deployed on several large decks ships and battles ships to provide Indications and Warning (I&W) to fleet commanders before and during all the major battles in the Pacific – including…

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