Missile Warning Center


The Missile Warning Center (MWC) is a Joint operations center under U.S. Space Forces - Space (S4S) with a 24/7 mission of delivering global strategic and theater missile warning and nuclear detonation detection on behalf of U.S. Space Command (USSPACECOM) in support of national leadership, Combatant Commanders, Geographic Commanders and allies. The unit performs its mission by incorporating data from both space-based and terrestrial sensors in a world-wide missile warning network. The MWC is also responsible for change control, operational testing oversight, and sustainment advocacy for the $1.8B Integrated Threat Warning and Attack Assessment (ITW/AA) network.

The MWC operates a 24/7 operations center manned by Joint service military and civilian personnel from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Space Force, and our Canadian partners. The unit is located at Cheyenne Mountain Space Force Station in Colorado Springs, Colorado.