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    New Mission for Wright-Patterson: Air Force Says Base to Get New ISR Mission

    New Mission for Wright-Patterson: Air Force Says Base to Get New ISR Mission

    Wright-Patterson Air is poised to get a space-focused intelligence mission and 90 new personnel in the process, the Air Force announced.

    Wright-Patterson is expected to host a new unit, the 76th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Squadron, after an environmental impact analysis this summer, gaining about 90 new personnel, the Air Force said.

    The squadron will improve and integrate intelligence capabilities with a focus on a “ advantage in space,” the service said in a release late Wednesday.

    The squadron will be expected to execute intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data across orbital regimes and terrestrial environments, fusing data from fielded sensors in a current and future space surveillance network to identify adversary capability, the Air Force said in a release.

    The squadron will bring almost 90 new personnel to Wright-Patterson and is expected to reach full operational capability in 2025.

    “The expected basing of the 76th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance squadron is yet another indicator of Wright-Patt's status as the flagship installation of the Air Force's and Space Force's Air and Space Intelligence capabilities,” said U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, who is chairman of the House Select Permanent Committee on Intelligence. “As adversaries continue to invest in ways to challenge U.S. interests, intelligence capabilities on base are a critical…

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