Boeing E-4B Nightwatch in the case of a large-scale conflict or emergency air become command posts for senior management of the United States.
United States air force lifted into the air one of the airborne command post Boeing E-4B Nightwatch, known as the “doomsday plane,” said in a Twitter channel CivMilAir, specializing in the monitoring of movements of aircraft, reports Rus.Media.
According to tracking, the Boeing E-4B Nightwatch started with a US air force base Wright-Patterson, located in the suburbs of Dayton, passed Indianapolis. At the time of this writing, the plane is directed in the direction of Springfield in Illinois.
Boeing E-4B Nightwatch in the case of a large-scale conflict or emergency air become command posts for senior management of the United States, if the ground control will be destroyed. In these aircraft in case of emergency allowed the President, Secretary of defense, and members of the joint chiefs of staff. In peacetime, they move the first person in the state. The United States have at its disposal 10 of these aircraft, four of which are always ready for takeoff.