Category:SIGADS

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SIGINT Activity Designators (SIGADS)

Structure

Country Code Entity Separator Number Sub-Designator
CC M = Army
N = Navy
A = Air Force
J = Joint Services (military)
F = Joint Services (civilian)
D = Detachment
C = Civilian Staff
- 1 - 89: US Army, Navy, Air Force
90 - 99: Canada
100 - 199: United Kingdom
200 - 299: United Kingdom
300 - 399: Australia and New Zealand
400 - 499: US Navy
500 - 599: US Air Force
600 - 699: US Army
700 - 799: US Joint services
800 - 899: Various US services
900 - 999: NSA
1000 - 1999: ?
2000 - 2999: ?
3100 - 3199: NSA
3200 - 3299: NSA
3300 - 3399: NSA
XX

Country Specific

AF

SIGAD CC Active Installation Name/Comment Place Code Name
US-3217 AF YES "a foreign access point" (through BND?) SHIFTINGSHADOW

AU

SIGAD CC Active Installation Name/Comment Place Code Name
AUC-393 AU YES ? ?
AUC-395 AU YES ? ?

CA

SIGAD CC Active Installation Name/Comment Place Code Name
CAF-90 CA YES (1942-present) Gander
CAF-91 CA YES (1944-1945 and 1949-present) Masset
CAN-92 CA NO (1949-1961) Aklavik
CAF-92 CA NO (1961-1986) Inuvik
CAM-93 CA NO (1949-1971) Ladner
CAN-94 CA NO (1953-1967) Chimo, later Frobisher Bay
CAA-95 CA NO (1948-1968) Whitehorse
CAN-96 CA NO (1942-1971) Coverdale
CAN-97 CA NO (1943-1972) Gloucester
CAF-98 CA YES (1942-present) Leitrim
CAN-99 CA NO (1948-1968) Churchill
CAF-99 CA YES Probably the fleet Cryptologic Direct Support Elements (CDSE)

DE

SIGAD CC Active Installation Name/Comment Place Code Name
USM-5 DE NO Field Station Berlin Berlin Teufelsberg
USN-22 DE NO Navy Security Group Activity - NSGA Augsburg
USM-44 DE ? Field Station Augsburg Augsburg
USM-44A DE ? Schleswig
USM-44F DE ? Bad Aibling
USA-53 DE NO Former intercept site Bremerhaven
USA-70 DE NO Former intercept site Marienfelde
USA-73 DE NO Former VHF intercept site Hof
UKA-251 DE ? Birgelen
UKA-277B DE NO Former RAF intercept unit at the Teufelsberg West-Berlin
USM-620 DE NO ? Berlin Grunewald
USM-620K DE ? UHF intercept site West-Berlin
USF-778 DE YES NSA listening station in Bad Aibling, Germany (relocated in 2004)  ???
US-987 DE ? BND collection site (?)  ?
US-987L DE ? West-German VHF SIGINT site  ?
US-987LA DE YES Bad Aibling Station (DE) Bad Aibling GARLICK
US-987LB DE YES BND SIGINT Details not revealed yet  ?
USD-1005A DE ? Combined Group Germany / Augsburg - CGG/A Augsburg
USD-1023 DE YES NCER/A (NSA/CSS Europe Representative Augsburg Augsburg

FR

SIGAD CC Active Installation Name/Comment Place Code Name
US-985D FR YES ? ? ?
US-3136OF FR YES France/UN New York BLACKFOOT / HIGHLANDS
US-3136VC FR YES France/UN New York BLACKFOOT / HIGHLANDS
US-3136UC FR YES France/Emb Washington DC WABASH / HIGHLANDS
US-3136LO FR YES France/Emb Washington DC WABASH / PBX

GB

SIGAD CC Active Installation Name/Comment Place Code Name
USD-1000 GB YES Menwith Hill Station (GB) Menwith Hill F83

NZ

SIGAD CC Active Installation Name/Comment Place Code Name
NZC-331 NZ NO Former Nr.1 listening station (1949-1982)
NZC-332 NZ YES Listening station Tanigmoana (1982-present) Tanigmoana
NZC-333 NZ YES Listening station Waihopai (1989-present) Waihopai
NZC-334 NZ YES GCSB mobile station
NZC-335 NZ YES GCSB mobile station

PE

SIGAD CC Active Installation Name/Comment Place Code Name
US-3294 PE YES Intercept facility targeting traffic from Peru

PH

SIGAD CC Active Installation Name/Comment Place Code Name
USM-9 PH YES USASA 9 RRFS
USN-27 PH YES The U.S. Naval Communication Station Philippines San Miguel
USA-57 PH YES 6922nd Security Wing (SW), 6925 Security Squadron Clark AFB

TH

SIGAD CC Active Installation Name/Comment Place Code Name
USM-7 TH YES 7th RRFS Ramasun Station, Udon Thani Province
USA-29 TH YES 7th RRFS, 6994th SS Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base, Udorn

US

SIGAD CC Active Installation Name/Comment Place Codeword
USM-5 US NO Former SIGINT site (closed in 1958) Helemano, Hawai
US-3171 US YES SSO non-corporate cable tapping program DANCINGOASIS
USM-7 US NO Former SIGINT site (closed in 1953) Fairbanks, Alaska
USF-63 US NO NSA listening station Rosman (1981-1995) Rosman, North Carolina
US-984XN US YES NSA PRISM program   PRISM
US-983 US YES corporate partner for cable access STORMBREW
US-984 US YES under FISA authority BLARNEY
US-984P US YES under FISA authority STORMBREW
US-984T US YES under FISA authority FAIRVIEW
US-984X* US YES sub-programs under FAA authority BLARNEY
US-984XA-H US YES under FAA authority STORMBREW
US-984XN US YES Internet companies under FAA authority PRISM
US-984XR US YES under FAA authority FAIRVIEW
US-984X2 US YES under FAA authority FAIRVIEW
US-990 US YES a corporate partner for cable access FAIRVIEW

VN

SIGAD CC Active Installation Name/Comment Place Codeword
USA-32 VN ? Danang
USN-414 VN ? Danang
USA-522J VN ? Cam Ranh Bay
USA-561 VN ? Tan Son Nhuh
USA-562 VN ? Phu Cat
USA-563 VN ? Danang
USM-604 VN NO 330th RRC (1969-1975) Pleiku, Nha Trang
USM-605 VN NO Camp Eagle (1969-1975)
USM-607 VN NO Can Tho (1969-1975)
USM-613 VN NO 313th ASA BN (1969-1975) Nha Tranh
USM-614 VN NO 303rd ASA BN (1969-1975) Bien Hoa
USM-616 VN NO (1969 - 1975) Xuan Loc
USM-624 VN NO (1969-1975) Long Thanh
USM-626 VN NO (1969-1975) Bien Hoa
USM-626J VN NO (1969-1975) Phu Bai
USM-628 VN ? 3rd RRU, 82nd SOU Bien Roa
USM-631 VN NO {1969-1975) Phouc Vinh
USM-633 VN NO 372nd Radio Research Company Cu Chi
USM-633J VN ? A detachment of the 372d Radio Research Company ?
USM-634 VN NO (1969-1975) Pleiku
USM-636 VN NO (1969-1975) Di An
USM-638 VN NO (1969-1975) Cam Ranh Bay
USM-645 VN NO (1969-1975) Quang Tri
USM-649 VN NO (1969-1975) Chu Lai
USM-653 VN NO (1969-1975) Nha Trang
USM-704 VN NO 509th ASA Group (1969-1975) Saigon
USM-794 VN NO (1969-1975) Saigon
USM-808 VN NO 8th RRU, 8th RRFS (1969-1975) Phu Bai
USN-842 VN ?   Phu Bai
USN-843 VN ? Danang

SCS (Embassy Stations)

SIGAD CC Active Installation Name/Comment Place Code Name
US-96*
US-97*
US-3219

Mobile Installations

Ships

SIGAD CC Active Installation Name/Comment Place Code Name
USN-855 US NO USS Liberty (sunk 19670608)
USN-467Y US NO USS Pueblo (captured by North Korea 19680123)
USN-467N US YES USS Maddox

Satellites

SIGAD Country Installation Name Code Name
AFP-827F1 US CANYON 1
AFP-827F2 US CANYON 2
AFP-827F3 US CANYON 3
AFP-827F4 US CANYON 4
AFP-827F5 US   CANYON 5
AFP-827F6 US CANYON 6
AFP-827F7 US CANYON 7

NSA Programs

SIGAD CC Installation Name / Comment Place Code Name
US-966 ? ?
US-3101C ?
US-3105S1 (SSO corporate/TAO shaping program) DARKTHUNDER
US-3105S1 (SSO corporate/TAO shaping program) STEELFLAUTA
US-3111C ?
US-3136 Close Access Domestion collections US
US-3137 Close Access Overseas collections GENIE
US-3140   MADCAPOCELOT
US-3167 Non-corporate intercept facility
US-3171 Non-corporate intercept facility
US-3180 Non-corporate intercept facility
US-3206 a foreign access point MONKEYROCKET
US-3230 a foreign access point ORANGECRUSH
US-3237 Non-corporate intercept facility
US-3247 nternet metadata collection   YACHTSHOP
US-3251   ORANGEBLOSSOM
US-3273   SILVERZEPHYR
US-3277   BLUEZEPHYR
US-3310?G Non-corporate intercept facility  
US-335     COBALTFALCON

Articles

Date Source Title Tags
20131003 luxexumbra.blogspot.ca Introduction to SIGADs SIGADS
20130607 theweek.com Solving the mystery of PRISM PRISM / SIGADS / MARINA / CONTRAOCTAVE / XKEYSCORE / PINWALE
electrospaces.blogspot.de SIGINT Activity Designators SIGADS

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