22 April 2006. Marine One Anti-Missile Countermeasures:
12 April 2006. See also AF1 anti-missile countermeasures:
15 April 2006. The 33 unclassified US Air Force Technical Orders on Aeropspace
Emergency Rescue and Mishap Response:
15 April 2006. Cryptome offers the 33 unclassified US Air Force Technical
Orders on Aeropspace Emergency Rescue and Mishap Response withdrawn by the
Air Force after news accounts of a TO decribing Air Force One features. The
collection is over 200MB
(PDF files), too large to offer on Cryptome for general download. For the
URL send a PGP-encrypted (PK)
message to: cryptome[at]earthlink.net
15 April 2006. A mirror of the full 74-page Technical Order from which the
material below on AF1 was extracted:
on Bruce Schneier's blog, the Technical Order for the Navy's AV-8B (2004)
11 April 2006. The Air Force has withdrawn the emergency rescue documents.
For availability see:
More on the anti-missile countermeasures reportedly used on AF1 and other
large military and commercial aircraft:
10 April 2006. A writes:
The information in this document is not very interesting or unique.
The location of the oxygen bottles is the same as any Boeing 747. There
are differing numbers of oxygen bottles on any Boeing aircraft. There
are just extras in this picture. This is more likely due to the interior
configuration more than any special needs. In a normal commercial 747
the medical oxygen is spread throughout the cabin behind seats and
The information about the HF antennas would also be applicable to
any commercial airplane parked at the gate of any airport.
The IRCM locations are roughly the same as the locations suggested for
commercial aircraft devices in the Counter-MANPADS research. El Al is
installing this type of system already. Engines, APU exhaust locations
are the primary heat sources.
The cabin layout is not much different than the one Harrison Ford had.
Anybody could guess the SS would be outside the office of The Man.
9 April 2006. Thanks for several to pointing to the article. The Air Force
document was located by Google search. The document is not so alarming; it
aids "emergency rescue and mishap response" for Air Force One by describing
the design of the craft and its systems.
Web site exposes Air Force One defenses
Paul J. Caffera
Saturday, April 8, 2006
Whenever the president travels, security is a prime consideration. Motorcade
routes are kept secret, and premature release of information about a presidential
trip aboard one of the twin Air Force One planes can result in the Secret
Service canceling a visit.
Thus, the Air Force reacted with alarm last week after The Chronicle told
the Secret Service that a government document containing specific information
about the anti-missile defenses on Air Force One and detailed interior maps
of the two planes -- including the location of Secret Service agents within
the planes -- was posted on the Web site of an Air Force base.
The document also shows the location where a terrorist armed with a high-caliber
sniper rifle could detonate the tanks that supply oxygen to Air Force One's
As of Friday, the document was still posted online. The Secret Service refused
to comment on the document's release.
"It is not a good thing" for that information to be in the public domain,
said Lt. Col Bruce Alexander, director of public affairs for the Air Mobility
Command's 89th Airlift Wing, Andrews Air Force Base, which operates the
presidential air transport fleet. "We are concerned with how it got there
and how we can get it out. This affects operational security."
Information about Air Force One's anti-missile systems is considered particularly
"Having information about a target's countermeasures does two things," said
Daniel Goure of the Lexington Institute. "It gives you an opportunity to
choose a different weapon and to choose a different attack style ... perhaps
choosing to launch a salvo attack, or choose a missile that uses an active
"It is tough enough for the Secret Service to do its job without this," said
Leon Panetta, former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, who now runs
a public policy study center at California State University at Monterey Bay.
"If I were still chief of staff, I would order the damned site (to) pull