547th Intelligence Squadron

547th Intelligence Squadron


The 547th Intelligence Squadron (IS) delivers tailored, decision quality intelligence in a timely and relevant manner to support combat operations. It is a preeminent source for adversary tactics analysis, unit level intelligence support, and threat experts for the United States Air Force. The squadron compiles, writes, and edits the Air Force Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (AFTTP) 3-1.Threat Guide and the Threat to Aerospace Operations (TTAO). It also analyzes, refines, and disseminates intelligence products across nine functional areas tailored to CAF, MAF, and SOF customers. The squadron hosts the Nellis Air Tactics Conference (NATC) and co-chairs the Emerging Threat Tactics Team (ET3). In addition, the 547th IS provides unit-level intelligence training for Air Combat Command's premier live-fly RED FLAG exercise. It develops relevant, multi-domain RED FLAG scenarios.  It also operates and maintains the only Air Combat Command (ACC) Threat Training Facility (TTF) for the Air Force. It provides intelligence qualification and continuation training as well as the IADS certification program. This includes a virtual IADS simulation environment.                                                                                                                     The commander of the 547th Squadron defines the threat to air combat operations, to include foreign tactics and employment philosophies, and monitors and evaluates threat simulator employment on electronic ranges as directed by ACC. In addition, the commander maintains direct liaison with the US Air Forces in Europe, Pacific Air Forces, and national-level intelligence agencies to obtain technical and tactical intelligence data. Duties also include managing the ACC Threat Training Facility for familiarization training using adversary threat equipment.                                                                                                                                                                                             The squadron accomplishes this mission through three flights: · The Intelligence Analysis Flight (INA) provides analysis of adversarial air-to-air, electronic warfare, surface-to-air, space threat systems, tactics and employment philosophies of foreign military forces for customers throughout the Department of Defense (DoD) and National Intelligence Community. The flight serves as the office of primary responsibility for AFTTP 3-1.Threat Guide, writes the TTAO, owns RTM, and hosts NATC, and co-chairs ET3 conference. · The Intelligence Operations Flight (INO) is responsible for the mission planning, development, execution, and debriefing of RED FLAG-Nellis exercises and provides assistance to RED FLAG-Alaska, and GREEN FLAG exercises. The flight creates relevant exercise scenarios, trains and evaluates unit-level intelligence skills and processes of all US and Allied exercise participants.   · The Resource Management Flight (INR) is responsible for the layered instructional techniques to develop expert adversary analysts assigned to the 547 IS. The flight manages the Initial-Qualification-Training (IQT), formal training course, and the Intelligence staff training program. The flight also provides thousands of personnel every year training, familiarization tours of the Threat Training Facility (TTF).


The 547th Intelligence Squadron traces its roots to both the 547th Night Fighter "Black Widows" Squadron which provided air suppression support during the rescue of 511 American and Allied prisoners at Cabanatuan, Philippines during WWII, and to the 4513th Tactical Training Group (TTG), which consolidated separate intelligence organizations supporting the Tactical Fighter Weapons Center, Red Flag, the Directorate of Tests, and other flying units in 1975. In 1981, the 4513 TTG was renamed the 4513th Adversary Threat Training Group (ATTG).  By the mid-1980s, the 4513 ATTG was well on its way to establishing a reputation of excellence for threat analysis. The group's men and women made significant contributions toward the study of adversary threats through participation in the development of the Multi-Command Manual 3-1, Volume 2, Threat Reference Guide and Countertactics, as key contributors to regional tactics analysis teams, and as host to the annual Nellis Tactics Conferences.  As part of the overall USAF reorganization, the 4513 ATTG was redesignated the 547th Adversary Threat Squadron in 1994 and later that year, it became the 547th Intelligence Squadron.

(Current as of October 2022)