Red Alert-NORAD Prepares for Russian EMP Attack, Bunkers Up in Cheyenne Mountain
Oct 20, 2016
The United States military command and control structure is moving back into the Cold War-era mountain bunker known as Cheyenne Mountain. Cheyenne Mountain is located in the state of Colorado, and is designed to protect NORAD’s sensitive sensors and servers from an EMP attack.
Admiral William Gortney, head of NORAD and Northern Command, said that “because of the very nature of the way that Cheyenne Mountain’s built, it’s EMP-hardened.”
“And so, there’s a lot of movement to put capability into Cheyenne Mountain and to be able to communicate in there,” Gortney told reporters.
“My primary concern was… are we going to have the space inside the mountain for everybody who wants to move in there, and I’m not at liberty to discuss who’s moving in there,” he said.
The US military command that scans North America’s skies for enemy missiles and aircraft plans to move its communications gear to a Cold War-era mountain bunker, officers said.
The shift to the Cheyenne Mountain base in Colorado is designed to safeguard the command’s sensitive sensors and servers from a potential electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack, military officers said.