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In the US, announced their intention to replace the aircraft "doomsday"

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The US military announced its intention to replace three types of air command posts, which are in service with the American army, with a single platform. The US Air Force announced a tender for the development and supply of a new aircraft, writes Defense News. It is assumed that the new aircraft will replace the flying command posts, better known under the nicknames "Night Watch", "Airborne number two" and "Attack and go."


In the US, announced their intention to replace the aircraft "doomsday"


Aircraft "Night Watch" (Nightwatch) E-4B was created on the basis of the passenger airliner Boeing 747 (doomsday aircraft). In the event of a nuclear conflict, it is on this plane that the US President and the Secretary of Defense are supposed to be stationed. The aircraft is a command post for directing a retaliatory nuclear strike and is able to be in the air for at least a week with refueling. As part of the US Air Force with 1974, there are four "Night Watch".



Aircraft Two (Air Force Two) C-32A is based on the Boeing 757 passenger aircraft. Has on board various systems of classified communications, but can not control the strategic forces. Designed to carry the Prime Minister, First Lady and Secretary of State. In service with the US 1998, there are four such aircraft.



Aircraft Attack and Go (Take Charge and Move Out, TACAMO) is based on the Boeing 707 airliner and is designed to control submarines with ballistic missiles and ground points of ballistic missiles. In service with the US Navy 1989 are 16 of such aircraft, and one of them must always be in the air.

At the request of the military, one of the modern commercial aircraft must be chosen to replace all three obsolete types of aircraft, which can be easily converted to military standards. After receiving the liners, they will be retrofitted in accordance with the functions assigned to them.

At the moment, the US military command has not announced the timing of the tender for the supply of new aircraft, writes the portal "Nplus1"
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  1. Magic archer
    Magic archer 3 August 2018 14: 20 New
    +4
    A very interesting topic. Information is extremely scarce. I knew about the first and second planes, but I surprised the third. I thought that the first two aircraft performed its function.
    1. den3080
      den3080 3 August 2018 14: 39 New
      +5
      Now there will be three new types of aircraft: “Day Watch” because you need to sleep at night, the second - “Take and pay exorbitantly”, and the third - “Pay and do not ask for what.”
      The first is for governing Australia, Great Britain, Canada and New Zealand, the second is for governing the European Union, the third is for governing all the countries not named above.
      And they will be called - planes of the MISSION DAY. not from the verb “piss,” but from the noun “loan.”
      1. poquello
        poquello 3 August 2018 14: 59 New
        0
        Quote: den3080
        Now there will be three new types of aircraft: “Day Watch” because you need to sleep at night, the second - “Take and pay exorbitantly”, and the third - “Pay and do not ask for what.”
        The first is for governing Australia, Great Britain, Canada and New Zealand, the second is for governing the European Union, the third is for governing all the countries not named above.
        And they will be called - planes of the MISSION DAY. not from the verb “piss,” but from the noun “loan.”

        it's time to release soft landing submarines in response
        1. MPN
          MPN 3 August 2018 15: 52 New
          +3
          One is soothing. As far as I understand, until the planes are replaced, there is no need to be afraid of doomsday .... winked
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            1. MPN
              MPN 3 August 2018 17: 11 New
              +5
              Quote: Pes
              Soon, the US Senate will be re-elected and in general beauty will be.))))

              I already would have changed the Senate with our Duma ... what I think everyone could benefit from it ... laughing
          2. den3080
            den3080 3 August 2018 23: 23 New
            +1
            I’ll explain about the “loan day”, it will be the day when the USA says: we all forgive everyone we owe, that is, from this second the USA does not owe anyone a cent or a half cent.
            further on airplanes and flying a week ... until it settles down (all sorts of finance ministers and central bank chairmen around the world will shoot, they will defeat dozens of three embassies and any other byak)
            and then you can land and say: well? are you crazy? and now - follow orders! listen and obey!
            In my opinion, America is now preparing for this, and not for any kind of global nuclear conflict, where they themselves will fall so that there is nowhere to land.
      2. Vadim237
        Vadim237 3 August 2018 15: 51 New
        +1
        New ones can make 777 based on 9, with the new engines GE16000X, be able to fly XNUMX kilometers.
        1. Tsoy
          Tsoy 3 August 2018 16: 23 New
          0
          Quote: Vadim237
          New ones can make 777 based on 9, with the new engines GE16000X, be able to fly XNUMX kilometers.


          Yeah, and the wings on deck will be decomposed .... laughing But soon the 737 MAX or NG single-aisle again will be taken if cheaper. Or 747-8 which are F.
          1. Vadim237
            Vadim237 3 August 2018 16: 38 New
            +2
            They will not, the plane farther on fuel flies than boeing 747
            1. Tsoy
              Tsoy 3 August 2018 16: 46 New
              0
              They will not, the plane farther on fuel flies than boeing 747


              It is a pity he is still on paper. It seems to 20 year rolled out the first car. If the range is measured, then the record is for the 2 generation 777. BOEING 777-200-ER like 21 mastered a thousand.
        2. Ros 56
          Ros 56 3 August 2018 20: 34 New
          0
          New ones can make 777 based on 9, with the new engines GE16000X, be able to fly XNUMX kilometers.

          Question - what side does this affect you? When this horseradish is active, you will be to hell where and how far it will fly.
    2. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 3 August 2018 15: 47 New
      +2
      Quote: Magic Archer
      I knew about the first and second planes, but I surprised the third one. I thought that its functions are performed by the first two.

      Just TACAMO of them are the most famous - they are often mentioned in articles and books. dedicated to the underwater part of the strategic triad. In fact, these are airborne carriers of SDV antennas: climbed to a height, stood in a circle, released a multi-kilometer (up to 8 km) antenna with a load - and then the plane works flying in a circle, and the antenna describes a cone with an almost fixed top.
      And yes: VKP - separately, and communication centers - separately. Because communication centers need more than the CPSU.
  2. neri73-r
    neri73-r 3 August 2018 14: 29 New
    0
    Will not help! After a week, he sits down anyway, only whether there will be where ..... hi
    1. DIVAN SOLDIER
      DIVAN SOLDIER 3 August 2018 14: 52 New
      0
      In the countries of the colonies, the United States has many. We have something to hide in Yamantau ...
      1. Semen1972
        Semen1972 3 August 2018 16: 09 New
        -2
        Quote: DIVAN SOLDIER
        In the countries of the colonies, the United States has many.

        And we have a little ...
      2. ZVO
        ZVO 3 August 2018 18: 02 New
        +1
        Quote: DIVAN SOLDIER
        In the countries of the colonies, the United States has many. We have something to hide in Yamantau ...

        You are ... stop thinking that Yamantau will save anyone ...
        it's not quite that ...
  3. Gray brother
    Gray brother 3 August 2018 14: 29 New
    +1
    "Get in twenty minutes" - you can make a film. From the gentleman's shoulder I give the idea to Hollywood)))
    1. maxim947
      maxim947 3 August 2018 14: 38 New
      +1
      Bollywood)
      ... one of the modern commercial airliners should be selected,

      We must offer them our IL-96-400)
      1. Gray brother
        Gray brother 3 August 2018 14: 40 New
        +1
        Quote: maxim947
        Bollywood)

        No, these will later be distorted, from scratch a blockbuster to sculpt is not their profile.
  4. Hiller
    Hiller 3 August 2018 14: 48 New
    +1
    Let change to a rocket and an orbital station.
    1. Gray brother
      Gray brother 3 August 2018 15: 02 New
      0
      Quote: hiller
      Let change to a rocket and an orbital station.

      To immediately start the Oval Office into orbit from the White House)))
  5. amateur2
    amateur2 3 August 2018 15: 00 New
    +1
    "Intended for transportation of the Prime Minister, the First Lady and .."
    Is he going to fly Teresa May first, or will a new administrative unit be introduced in the United States during the "threatened period"?
    1. Tsoy
      Tsoy 3 August 2018 16: 26 New
      0
      Quote: amateur2
      "Intended for transportation of the Prime Minister, the First Lady and .."
      Is he going to fly Teresa May first, or will a new administrative unit be introduced in the United States during the "threatened period"?


      Vice President was probably in mind. Or a third party speaker of the House of Representatives.
  6. san4es
    san4es 3 August 2018 15: 07 New
    +3
    The aircraft was originally based at Andrews Airbase in Maryland, so that the US President and Secretary of Defense could quickly access them in case of emergency. The name “Night Watch” comes from Rembrandt’s richly detailed picture “Night Watch”, which depicts local citizens protecting the city; she was chosen as the first squadron commander. The planes were later flown to Offutt airbase, where they would be safer from attack. Until 1994, one E-4B was permanently located at Andrews Air Force Base, so the president could easily land on it during the global crisis.
    NEACP initially used the static call sign Silver Dollar; this call sign disappeared when the daily call sign was used. When the president gets aboard the E-4, his call sign becomes "Air Force One." The E-4B also serves as the Secretary of Defense's preferred vehicle when traveling outside the United States. the spacious cabin and sophisticated communication options provided by the aircraft allow senior secretary employees to work throughout the mission .... hi
  7. 1536
    1536 3 August 2018 15: 16 New
    +1
    In no case can not be changed. For new ones, Russian titanium will be used, and already at the stage of melting the metal, bugs and other eavesdropping sensors and transmitters were implanted into the crystal lattice.
  8. Semen1972
    Semen1972 3 August 2018 16: 09 New
    -2
    A war is coming ... Soon everything will be decided, only one should remain.
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 3 August 2018 16: 50 New
      +1
      “War is Coming” - Only for those who have not everything in order with their heads.
  9. ded-zaxar
    ded-zaxar 4 August 2018 08: 31 New
    0
    I feel with genes that this plane of the USA will not be needed anymore .. Too everything in the world is changeable now!
  10. iouris
    iouris 4 August 2018 14: 43 New
    0
    Let Abramovich buy back the old ones.
  11. serge siberian
    serge siberian 4 August 2018 20: 03 New
    0
    And time accelerates its take-off. They may not even have time to change the “sides”.