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Due to the delicate nature of the Xenocide project, and the complete failure of the Counter-Alien Force (CAF), special attention was paid by the UN when designing the first X-Corps base. Realizing that it is impossible to know the extent of any potential government infiltration done by the aliens, only the most wealthy and influential of the nations were invited to fund the project, and even so no information as to the location of the bases, possible designs and involved personel are to be disclosed, unless extremally nescessary.
One of the first measures, is that the X-Corps commander is given free choice as to where the bases are to be installed, and as such, only he and a select few - that are responsible for bringing council observers and freight/personnel transports in and out - know the exact coordinates of the bases.
Another decision that was made, is that all bases are to be underground, preferably country-side, and all access points are camouflaged to blend in with the terrain. When transfering supplies, no ground vehicles or excessively roarin craft are to be used, and under no circunstances aerial craft are to engage landing procedures or remain for too long in the base's air space when alien activity has been detected in the area.
Security inside the bases have also been studied and discussed in an extensive manner to make the base both highly secured with all delicate information contained, and at the same time offering the most possible confortable living space for the assigned personel.
Beginning with the access facility - the only entrance to the base, together with the landing pads - no visible operating devices are to be found outside the bulkheads, and as such only a couple of identification cameras are well hidden in the vicinities, location of wich only authorized personnel have knowlodge. After positive identification, the access facility bulkheads are opened, and the hydraulic lift comes up to the surface so that any transporting and supplying operation may take place.
Beeing the main entrance point, it has been defined that, despite all the security measures, there is the slight possibility of the aliens trying to invade the bases, and if they attempt to do so, the access facility will be their only way in. With that in mind, extensive security measures will only add to the consequent inhospitability and inoperability caused by them, since it has been speculated that the aliens will stop at nothing to invade the bases, and due to their possible highly advanced technology, they will succeed sooner or later. In this case, it is recommended that engineers build at least two levels for the lift to go through before arriving at the main base level, and that blast doors should be installed between the access point and the rest of the base.
Although designed to hide the base, security measures don't end there, since the location of the X-Corps' bases isn't the only information that the aliens could use. Details about X-Corps operations, internal structure and base layout, long-range communications and about the R&D department itself, should not be allowed at any cost to fall in the enemy hands.
Blueprints of any equipment that the X-Corps develop is to remain inside the research and engineering facilities, and only in digital format. As such, the X-Corps employ their own engineering facilities so that the many items may be built without external interferance; All personnel is neurally hipnotized by Section 9 not to reveal any details about their work in the rare ocasions when they're allowed go to the outside world for a few days or weeks to relieve stress; Jamming stations are in place to prevent using of long-range cell phones; Personal communication is to be done only via eletronic mail, and although there is no censorship officers hired to read personal data, all e-mails go through a Artificial-Intelligent state of the art firewall that removes any reference to classified data.
It has been said that all those security measures creates some inconfortability, and in some cases inconvenience. But should the aliens find out where X-Corps' bases are, or gain access to internal data, they may exploit weaknesses that would cause a disaster worse than the C.A.F. And general consent accepts that this is far worse than ruining the confort of a few people.
"-Ok, so here we are in the middle of nowhere.. Where is the base?
- There son, say hello to that banana." Security Officer to a Council Observer
Note that i purposely wrote that the access facility is considered the only way for any invading troops to enter the base, due to the cockiness of someone behind the project..
Think this should be considered a sparetime little idea, but any brainstorming would be very appreciated
I've also took the liberty of adding info about tzuchan's Section 9, please correct or add anything as you see fit
Edited by Ruivo, 03 November 2007 - 05:24 PM.