Since this is fictional—and especially since the military isn't going to advertise what sensing equipment they have available—you could easily write up anything you want. Even though current spaceflights are already accounted for, and NORAD claims to be able to track everything down to the size of a baseball, you can toss in some live video monitoring if you wish. Video wouldn't be terribly useful for watching things in orbit, but since cameras are cheap, tiny, and of excellent quality these days, I don't see the addition of such "useless" equipment as much of a penalty to the weight or power requirements of the craft. Perhaps the military would rather be prepared for anything.
For future reference, Project Rho
has a wealth of information.