Air support tower is a Nod structure, this building supports the Nod air tower by providing Vertigo bombers with a place to rearm, refuel and undergo repair. Similar to the air tower, it can support four Vertigo bombers, but it is much cheaper to produce. However, it cannot construct any aircraft itself; therefore, an air tower must be built before any support towers can be constructed.
The Black Hand utilizes neither aircraft, nor these structures.
The air support tower is implemented in Kane's Wrath. It was also freely buildable from the support structures tab, from both the construction yard and from cranes.
If there are Vertigo Bombers in a Strike Force, an air support tower will be instantly constructed in the Strike Force's spawn location to accommodate them in a Real-Time battle. More air support towers will be constructed depending on the number of Vertigos in the Strike Force.
However, as the air support tower drains power, this shuts down the radar, forcing the player to depower the air support tower if they require radar, especially if controlling a Strike Force without an MCV. The only disadvantage depowering brings is that damaged aircraft will not be repaired.
- Combat support airfield - GDI counterpart