JARIC - The National Imagery Exploitation Centre, is part of the Intelligence Collection Group (ICG) within the Defence Intelligence Staff. JARIC’s primary role is to support Defence Planning, current operations and the intelligence assessment process.
Historically known as MI4, by which name it is still sometimes informally, but not popularly, known, the JARIC acronym comes from the original organisation name, the Joint Air Reconnaissance Intelligence Centre, based at RAF Medmenham.
JARIC also provides specialist, advanced imagery intelligence to the armed forces and other intelligence partners through the exploitation of satellite imaging systems in addition to airborne and ground-based collection systems.
The team at JARIC use these sources together with advanced technologies to provide regional intelligence assessments and contribute to national strategic projection.