With a small inventory of Hueys (about 107), the Corps is reluctant to assign any of them as dedicated airborne command posts
, officials said.
The E-6B serves as an airborne command post
capable of providing decision-level conferencing, force management, situation monitoring, and communications support.
Under the current contract, equipment to be transferred from the EC-135 Airborne Command Post
includes the Airborne Launch Control Systems, UHF C3FDM radios and Digital Airborne Intercommunications Switching System, which was developed by Raytheon Systems Company for the aircraft.
We are very proud of our history with the E-4B Airborne Command Post
They were to be installed on two B-52 Stratofortresses, a B-2 bomber, three E4B advanced airborne command posts
, a RC-135 Rivet Joint Reconnaissance aircraft and the E-6 Mercury communications aircraft.
For the Air Force, the Milstar system provides links for Air Force airborne command posts