About SRC

Vision
The United Arab Emirates space reconnaissance center brings the technology and experience to turn data into actionable information leading to information superiority in the 21st century.


Mission
The United Arab Emirates space reconnaissance center (SRC) is designed and built in support of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces mission to maintain security of the Nation and Peace in the region.

Information Superiority—Now and in the Future
New technology has made a dramatic and powerful impact on the means available to support National Security objectives. The United Arab Emirates SRC operates systems that assist in the Early Warning, Monitoring and Security missions of the Armed Forces for the country and the region.


The Universal Ground Station has the ability to task satellite systems and produce products, which after being analyzed, are disseminated as information to the various Armed Forces units. Accurate, timely information allows a true assessment of a situation. Through this type of understanding and intelligence gathering, true security and peace can be facilitated.

Vital information sources enhance response in support of critical operations, emergency relief, regional security and peacekeeping operations. Satellite imagery enhances other forms of information analysis. High-resolution data, in combination with other intelligence sources, allow a widespread capability for monitoring illegal activities, troop movements, the development of missile sites, and management of critical life resources, such as water.
Highly trained intelligence officers develop information products, which feed directly into the critical Armed Forces support for ground, logistical, amphibious, naval and air operations.

The SRC has an aggressive technology insertion program. All programs and activities are built around the concept of flexibility, in order to add new technology as it becomes available, and continually improve on the techniques used today.