AIA provides multi-source intelligence products, applications,
services and resources in the areas of information warfare/command
and control warfare (IW/C2W), security, acquisition, foreign weapons
systems and technology, and treaty monitoring. It is the executive
agent for U.S. Air Force-wide intelligence roles and functions.
Personnel and Resources
AIA has 16,000 military and civilian personnel serving at some
95 locations around the globe.
National Air Intelligence Center
The National Air Intelligence Center (NAIC) at Wright-Patterson
Air Force Base, Ohio, is the Air Force's single all-source aerospace
intelligence center. Its mission is to support the warfighter, the
acquisition community and the national policy maker by acquiring,
collecting, analyzing, producing and disseminating foreign aerospace
intelligence to the U.S. Air Force, the unified commands, sister
services, other members of the intelligence community and allies.
The NAIC was formed Oct. 1, 1993, by combining the Foreign Aerospace
Science and Technology Center, which focuses primarily on the production
of scientific and technical intelligence, and the 480th Intelligence
Group, which focuses on the preparation of cockpit-oriented target
material and mission planning intelligence. The 480th includes the
20th, 27th, 36th and 123rd Intelligence squadrons. In July 1994,
the 497th Intelligence Group Directorate of Assessments, which provides
analysis support directly to the Air Staff and other intelligence
organizations in the Washington, D.C., area, was integrated into
NAIC. The consolidation of these three units resulted in a significant
mission expansion enabling NAIC to provide fully integrated intelligence
products tailored to customer requirements.
Air Force Information Warfare Center
The Air Force Information Warfare Center (AFIWC) was activated
on Sept. 10, 1993. Formerly the Air Force Electronic Warfare Center,
AFIWC was established by combining the securities functions of the
Air Force Cryptologic Support Center with the functions performed
by AFEWC. The center is the focal point for development and application
of information dominance in future warfare. It provides commanders
with products and services to wage command and control warfare.
The center is charged with protecting friendly command and control
capability including U.S. Air Force computer security. It is the
primary source of electronic warfare and command, control and communications
countermeasure analysis and advice for the Air Force. It also maintains
a massive data base of electronic combat-related information that
is used throughout the Department of Defense. The data assists air
component commanders in making electronic combat decisions.
AFIWC performs analyses to support planning, developing and testing
using the latest electronic warfare equipment. The center also supports
the electronic combat acquisition process, from development of statements
of need through final testing by providing specialized analysis
to Air Force major commands and the Air Staff.
497th Intelligence Group
The 497th IG, located at Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C.,
provides specialized intelligence services to Headquarters U.S.
Air Force and other U.S. Air Force units worldwide. The group provides
tailored intelligence assessments in support of Air Staff planning
and policy formulation: monitoring, analyzing and reporting on hostile
action against the United States and its allies. The organization
also provides functional management for all Air Force targeting
issues and for all U.S. Air Force sensitive compartmented information
544th Intelligence Group
The 544th IG, headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.,
provides intelligence and information to Air Force Space Command
(AFSPC). The group was established to provide a single focal point
for continental U.S. based operational space issues and to posture
AIA to better support AFSPC and national agencies. The group was
activated on Sept. 7, 1993.
67th Intelligence Wing
The 67th Intelligence Wing (IW), headquartered at Kelly Air Force
Base, Texas, manages the agency's global mission. The wing manages
the planning of all-source intelligence, information warfare and
security support. It assists Air Force components in the development
of concepts, exercises and employment of AIA forces to support low-intensity
conflict, counterdrugs and special operations as AIA's integrated
wing. Subordinated to the wing are four intelligence groups located
in the continental U.S., Hawaii and Germany.
More than 9,600 personnel are assigned to the 67th IW, making it
the largest wing in the Air Force in terms of geographical area
of coverage and number of people assigned. The wing was activated
on Oct. 1, 1993.
Support to the Joint Command and Control Warfare Center
AIA also supports the Joint Command and Control Warfare Center,
(JC2WC) a Joint Chiefs of Staff Organization collocated with Headquarters
AIA. The AIA commander is also the JC2WC director.
Point of Contact
Air Intelligence Agency
Public Affairs Office; 102 Hall Boulevard,
Suite 234; San Antonio TX 78243-7036
DSN 969-2166 or (210) 977-2166,