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News | Jan. 26, 2023

DIA to break ground in Huntsville for new MSIC facility Feb. 24th, 2023

By DIA Public Affairs

HUNTSVILLE, AL – The Defense Intelligence Agency will host a groundbreaking ceremony here on Feb. 24 for the Missile and Space Intelligence Center’s Advanced Analysis Complex at the Richard C. Shelby Center for Missile Intelligence on Redstone Arsenal.

The existing MSIC campus broke ground on January 26, 1998, 25 years ago today. This new expansion will enhance mission capabilities and collaboration between DIA and foreign partners through increased laboratory and dedicated analysis space.

Providing advanced resources for engineering analysts and support professionals, this new complex will take MSIC’s real-time weapon expertise to new heights.

MSIC provides warfighters, weapons developers, policymakers and homeland security officials with intelligence assessments on foreign weapons systems.

A DoD center of excellence, MSIC is composed of officers who develop intelligence assessments that provide strategic and tactical advantages to U.S. and allied forces in all current and future conflicts.

This brand-new facility will aid MSIC’s ability to meet future threats and advance DIA’s pursuit of excellence in defense of the Nation.

Journalists are encouraged to contact DIA Public Affairs via the Contact DIA page for more information on engagement opportunities with DIA senior leaders and defense intelligence subject matter experts.

DIA’s mission is to provide intelligence on foreign militaries to prevent and decisively win wars.

DIA officers are united in a common vision—to be the indispensable source of defense intelligence expertise for the Nation. For 60 years, DIA has met the full range of security challenges faced by the United States. DIA intelligence officers operate around the world, supporting customers from forward-deployed warfighters to national policymakers.