Air Force Technical Applications Center
Definition/Scope: The Air Force Technical Applications Center provides national authorities quality technical measurements to monitor nuclear treaty compliance and develops advanced proliferation monitoring technologies to preserve our nation’s security. AFTAC operates and maintains a global network of nuclear event detection sensors called the U.S. Atomic Energy Detection System. Once the USAEDS senses a disturbance underground, underwater, in the atmosphere or in space, the event is analyzed for nuclear identification and findings are reported to national command authorities through HQ, USAF.
Used For:Intelligence WFF
Broader Terms:Air Force field operating agencies
Narrower Terms:atomic explosion
Related Terms:Air Force Nuclear Weapons and Counterproliferation Agency