The E-4B’s official designation is the National Emergency Airborne Command Post (NEACP), pronounced “knee-cap.” But the aircraft is more commonly known as the “doomsday plane,” because its premier function is to serve as a flying command, control and communications (C3) center in the event of a national emergencyor nuclear war. When the president travels on Air Force One, an E-4B usually follows behind the presidential entourage. Unlike Air Force One, however, the E-4B can be refueled in midair and so has considerably greater range. For this reason, when the president goes abroad on long trips he occasionally flies on an E-4B to save travel time. The plane also doubles as a mobile office for the Secretary of Defense. Recently, for example, when the newly appointed Defense Secretary Robert Gates traveled to London for talks with Prime Minister Tony Blair, he rode on an E-4B. According to various reports, his predecessor, Donald Rumsfeld, often used the plane, and much preferred it. A recent article in the Air Force Civil Engineer describes the E-4B as “a truly amazing” aircraft, and provides more details about its impressive specs. The 0 million dollar aircraft has all of the advanced electronics needed for world-wide communication. If Air Force One can be accurately described as a flying White House, then, the E-4B is a substitute pentagon. The plane’s electronics cover the full radio spectrum, from extremely low frequency (ELF) to high frequency (UHF). Which enables …
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