GEOINT Support to Military Operations

AGO provides GEOINT support to Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Australian Federal Police (AFP) elements deployed on operations. This is achieved, where possible, through the provision of a Geospatial Intelligence Support Team (GIST). A GIST can comprise a forward deployed AGO Liaison Officer and a reach-back support team. The high operational tempo and significant workload in supporting forward deployed forces and their activities requires a reach-back capability to AGO and GAC to supplement the production capabilities of those deployed forward.

The wide range of products and services delivered to support the warfighter include, but are not limited to, route studies, line-of-sight threat analysis, geospatial data and mapping products.

Support to military operations within AGO also looks at the preparation of products and services for planning possible future military operations in areas where the ADF and AFP are not yet deployed.