Inside Wright-Patt: How North Korea, other threats are being monitored

The National Air and Space Intelligence Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. TY GREENLEES / STAFF
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The National Air and Space Intelligence Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

The National Air and Space Intelligence Center at Wright-Patterson garnered national attention Sunday when the CBS News show 60 Minutes reported on the North Korean missile threat and gave viewers a behind-the-scenes look inside NASIC’s missile intelligence efforts. The segment was broadcast on WHIO-TV Channel 7.

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The Dayton Daily News has also reported extensively on NASIC’s program. Here is what you need to know about the work being done there.

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  • NASIC'S analysis of ballistic missile threats to the U.S. and its allies plays a crucial role in updating the nation's highest-ranking leaders about potential dangers around the globe.
  • NASIC does more than missile threat analysis. It also analyzes air, space and cyber threats to the United States and its allies.
  • This month, NASIC dedicated a $29.5 million, 58,000-square-foot expansion to dissect foreign technology to find how the equipment works.
  • NASIC, which marks it's 100th anniversary this year, traces its heritage to Army's old McCook Field in Dayton which took apart World War I foreign aircraft to discover how they worked.

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