The Real History of the ECHELON Program: The “5 Eyes” Global Espionage Alliance

It is a sharing program and integral part of intelligence cooperation among the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand, collectively known as the “Five Eyes” alliance. ECHELON is a global communications interception system aimed at the massive collection of electronic information.

What is ECHELON Program

Its purpose was to monitor the Soviet Union's communications during the Cold War. Over the decades it expanded, eventually having up to 41 members. This expansion brought controversy around the group's practices. Revelations highlighted darker operations that contributed to global instability.

ECHELON's history

Text interception Voice Interception Image interception

Strong points

9/11 attacks 2005 London bombings Terrorist attacks in NZ in 2019