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8. NSA / Yakima comms station

Last modified: 30 Apr 2022, submitted by: Joker
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Country: United States    Region: Washington

Locale: NE of Yakima

Latitude: 46° 40' 36" N     Longitude: -121° 38' 34" E

Area use / Military Branches: ACTIVE

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4640'43"N 12021'13"W Yakima, training center
- NSA Yakima Training Center http://www.nsa.gov/
The NSA complex is located within a secure perimeter of the Army's Yakima Firing Range in a relatively radio interference-free environment of eastern Washington. It is to be supposed that literally all kinds of communications and datatraffic, e-mail and cellphone calls might have been intercepted by this facility. In addition to its role as a training facility, the Yakima facility has been asserted to play a major role in the ECHELON global surveillance network. The SIGINT portion of the facility is referred to as Yakima Research Station.The small Yakima intercept station remains an important means of intercepting COMINT passing through the plethora of INTELSAT and other communications satellites orbiting geosynchronously above the earth.

In 2013, the Yakima Herald reported that the Yakima Research Station was going to be shut down but currently it is still being used...

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