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NORAD was a defense command center before the Great War.


NORAD is mentioned in the Gecko power plant computer terminal, listed as "offline."[1] The regional NORAD facility, Elemndorf AFB, is also mentioned.[2] The Switchboard's central terminal mentions the command center, and it is also mentioned in the Fallout Tactics chapter ending slides.[3][Non-canon 1]

Behind the scenes[]

  • NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command, also formerly known as North American Air Defense Command) is based on the real world agency of the same name.
  • NORAD, located inside Cheyenne Mountain, was planned as a location in the canceled Van Buren.


  1. Reactor Maintenance terminal: "{350}{}{Searching Comlinks... Searching... Iron Mountain... Offline, NORAD... Offline, SAC... Offline. Searching PoseidoNet... --More?--}"
    (Reactor Maintenance terminal’s information)
  2. Anchorage terminal entries; American artillery protocols, 1.1a: Cooperative Action w/regional NORAD site
  3. The Switchboard terminal entries; Central terminal; DEFCON Status - 2077