ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) --
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is expected to host the 76th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Squadron after an environmental impact analysis, scheduled for completion in summer 2023.
The 76 ISRS will improve and integrate intelligence capabilities that will enable comprehensive military advantage in space.
76th ISRS primary tasks include:
- Executing ISR data exploitation mission across all orbital regimes and terrestrial environments, fusing multi-intelligence data from all fielded sensors in the current and future space surveillance network to identify adversary capability, predict and define intent, and deliver enhanced threat warning to the Department of Defense, inter-agency, and civil allies and partners operating in space
- Coordinating with designated space command and control nodes, orbital analysis elements, and other space operations Deltas to provide on-orbit operations with threat warning
The squadron will bring almost 90 additional personnel to Wright-Patterson AFB and is expected to reach full operational capability in 2025.
The Department of the Air Force's decision to host the 76th ISR Squadron at Wright-Patterson AFB came after conducting a site survey, which assessed the location’s ability to facilitate the mission and infrastructure capacity while accounting for community support, environmental factors and cost.