Lyon – Mont Verdun Air Base

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Coordinates: 45°51′00″N 4°47′00″E / 45.85000°N 4.78333°E / 45.85000; 4.78333 Lyon – Mont Verdun Air Base (Base Aérienne 942) is located to the northwest of Lyon. It is a center for air defense operations transferred to the site from the now-deactivated headquarters of the French Air Force at Taverny Air Base – BA921 near Paris, with an underground alternate strategic command center[1] hardened against chemical and nuclear attack.[2][3][4]

The location includes the South Sector Operations Center of the Commandement de la Défense Aérienne et des Opérations Aériennes (CDAOA or Air Defense and Operations Command), which is connected to NATO's Air Command and Control System (ACCS).[1][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Les missions de la Base aérienne". Base Aérienne 942 (in French). Ministry of Defense. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Organization générale". Base Aérienne 942 (in French). Ministry of Defense. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Arkin, William M.; Fieldhouse, Richard W. (1985). Nuclear Battlefields: Global Links in the Arms Race. Institute for Policy Studies. p. 285. ISBN 0-88730-002-2. 
  4. ^ Norris, Robert S.; Burrows, Andrew S.; Fieldhouse, Richard W. (1994). Nuclear Weapons Databook Volume V: British, French, and Chinese Nuclear Weapons. Westview Press. p. 236. ISBN 0-8133-1612-X. 
  5. ^ Young, Thomas-Durrell, ed. (1997). Command in NATO After the Cold War: Alliance, National and Multinational. Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College. p. 116. 

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