Date: 16 Feb 2019 Category : The Israeli Super-Secret Elite Signal Intelligence Unit 8200 | Author: Graham Penrose
The Elite Israeli Signal Intelligence 8200 יחידה
Unit 8200 (Hebrew: יחידה 8200, Yehida Shmoneh-Matayim- “Unit eight – two hundred”) is according to the Director of Military Sciences at the Royal United Services Institute, “probably the foremost technical intelligence agency in the world and stands on a par with the NSA in everything except scale.”
Which in my view is one of the reasons for its astonishing successes – agility.
The unit is part of the Israeli Intelligence Corps unit and is responsible for collecting signal intelligence (SIGINT) and code decryption. Military publications include references to Unit 8200 as the Central Collection Unit of the Intelligence Corps, and it is sometimes referred to as Israeli SIGINT National Unit (ISNU). It is subordinate to Aman, the military intelligence directorate. Unit 8200 teams up with Mossad and Shin Bet on covert operations.
The video below is accompanied with a comment attributed to “Ian Greenhalgh, Veterans Today” which I would like to disassociate myself from explicitly. The person who posted this video on Vimeo, with the username “Hamza – Slay Your Dragon”, clearly demonstrates their bias by including the comment.
The video is nonetheless a worthwhile insight into the workings of the unit and some of the reasons for the incredible abilities of Unit 8200.