Subordinate to Unit 8200 is Unit Hatzav (Hebrew name for Drimia (Hebrew: )), responsible for collecting OSINT intelligence.
The unit monitors and collects military intelligence–related information from television, radio, newspapers, and the internet.
According to Peter Roberts, the Director of Military Sciences at the Royal United Services Institute, “Unit 8200 is probably the foremost technical intelligence agency in the world and stands on a par with the NSA in everything except scale.
They are highly focused on what they look at — certainly more focused than the NSA — and they conduct their operations with a degree of tenacity and passion that you don’t experience elsewhere.” It is comparable in its function to the United States' National Security Agency and is a Ministry of Defense body just as the NSA is part of the United States Department of Defense.
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The translation of various items accounts for part of what is termed "basic intelligence", which is collected by the units.
According to media reports, the unit provides over half of the overall intelligence information for the Israeli Intelligence Community.
The Garmin Dash Cam has been working very well since it has been installed in my Toyota 2017 Prius v (station wagon version of the Prius).In March 2004, the Commission to investigate the intelligence network following the War in Iraq recommended turning the unit into a civilian national SIGINT agency, as is in other Western countries, but this proposal was not implemented.