Joint Tactical Ground Stations (JTAGS) are forward-deployed, echelon-above-corps, transportable systems designed to receive, process and disseminate direct down-linked infrared data from space-based sensors. They provide commanders with real-time warning, alerting and cueing information on ballistic missile launches.
Ongoing product improvement efforts will integrate JTAGS with the next-generation Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) satellites. Five JTAGS are deployed worldwide as part of the U.S. Strategic Command’s Tactical Event System. Army Space and Missile Defense Command Soldiers operate JTAGS to provide 24/7 support to theater operations.
BENEFIT TO THE WARFIGHTER
JTAGS processes satellite data and disseminates ballistic missile warning or special event messages to warfighters in support of regional combatant commanders over multiple theater communication systems.