Air Force Technical Applications Center [AFTAC] Law and Legal Definition

The Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAC) is an Air Force surveillance organization assigned to the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency with primary duty of nuclear treaty monitoring and nuclear event detection.

AFTAC mission is to monitor nuclear treaties of all applicable signatory countries. This is accomplished via seismic, hydroacoustic and satellite detection systems. It provides national authorities quality technical measurements to monitor nuclear treaty compliance and develops advanced proliferation monitoring technologies to preserve the U.S. security.