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980615-N-NO204-0003.JPG Photo By: Mike A. Savell

WASHINGTON - Shrouded in secrecy for nearly 40 years, the Galactic Radiation and Background, electronic intelligence (ELINT) satellite, was declassified by the Navy in 1998. The GRAB project provided proof-of-concept for satellite-collected ELINT. This was accomplished by demonstrating that a platform in outer space could collect as much as all other sea-, air-, and land-based reconnaissance platforms operating within the satellite's field of view at a fraction of their cost and at no risk to personnel. (Photo: U.S. Naval Research Laboratory/Mike A. Savell) [Ref. 99-000080(8)].


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