Friday, June 10, 2011

E-4B National Airborne Operations Center (NAOC)

E-4B National Airborne Target Mission

Provide a highly survivable command, control, and communications center to direct U.S. forces, execute emergency war orders, and coordinate actions by civil authorities in case of national emergency or distruction of ground command and control centers.

E-4B National Airborne


The E-4B National Airborne Operation Center (NAOC) serves as the National Airborne Operation Center for the President and the Secretary of Defense. The E-4B, a militarized version of the Boeing 747-200, is a four-engine, swept-wing, long-range, high altitude airplane capable of being refueled in flight. The main deck is divided into six functional areas; a command work area, conference room, briefing room, an operations team work area, a communications area, and rest area.

E-4B National Airborne

 An E-4B crew may include up to 114 people, including a joint-service operations team, an ACC flight crew, a maintenance and security component, a comminications team, and selected augmentees.The E-4B has electromagnetic pulse protection, nuclear and thermal shielding, and an advanced, secure, radio and satelite communications system with connectivity to strategic and tactical command and control systems.



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