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Finnish radio intelligence

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Finnish radio intelligence

The Finnish Radio Intelligence was founded in 1927 by World War II it had a strength of over 1,000.

The Finnish Air Force had its own radio intelligence unit, which focused on intercepting and deciphering Soviet Air Force radio messages. Its strength was about 300.

At the end of World War II, the organization staged the Operation Stella Polaris, in order to evacuate intelligence personnel and material to neutral Sweden in case of a Soviet invasion.

After the wars many former officers signed up with foreign intelligence units in order to escape the communist infiltrated secret police Valpo, who wanted to investigate and arrest them.

Today the signals intelligence is handled by Viestikoelaitos in Finland.

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