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Originally posted by Omniscient
How is the wiring immune to EMP blasts? Seems illogical.
A shielded cable is an electrical cable of one or more insulated conductors enclosed by a shield that may be composed of braided strands of copper (or other metal), a non-braided spiral winding of copper, or a layer of metal tape. Usually, this shield is covered with another layer of inexpensive insulation. The shield acts as a Faraday cage to prevent electrical noise from affecting the signals, and to prevent electromagnetic radiation that may interfere with other devices.
In single conductor cables the shield usually acts as the return path for the signal and is usually connected to the circuit reference point. In multi conductor cables the shield will be grounded, often only at one end, and doesn't carry circuit current.
High voltage power cables shields balance the stress on their electrical insulation and are earthed to pass any fault current back to the source. Termination of the HV shields during cable installation is of great importance to prevent hazards while miminizing undesired electrical signals or currents.
Originally posted by knowledge23
Thanks all for the generous information.
If there is a 80 no fly zone, effective today, then i personally think, that the secret would be out. Hence i think this would have been updated. This is just my logical conculsion, but I could be wrong.
If the president is travelling I am sure the information would be available to the secret service and they would be monitoring the path of travel of the president. In such a scenario, what are the changes the information would be leaked out? Is it possible or has that happened?
Is the flight path flexible or not? Who could make this call to change the path of flight?
Does the plane have any weapons to protect itself from an attack?
Thankyou for the information on EMP. It is a very interesting read. I was under the impression that there is no protection yet from EMP.
Thankyou for sharing the information about your trips on AF1. Is it similar to any other flight or is it different? I understand it is quite spacious. How was your feeling when you got a change to fly on the plane?
Originally posted by WestPoint23
And last Air Force One is able to refuel in mid air which allows for virtually limitless range, however food supply, fatigue, and or mechanical failure make this only a theoretical notion.
Does anyone know which Air Force Base had the information on the Website.
This was not mentioned in the article.
It would be correct, that ground based raders would pick it up, and AF1 can somehow evade the attack, but for how long. How much time would it take to get additional support to help the president?