Strategic Automated Command and Control System

Strategic Automated Command And Control System

Strategic Automated Command and Control System

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<!-- Work in Progress - I am still hunting down authoritative sources -->The Strategic Automated Command and Control System (SACCS) is one of myriad command and control systems used to coordinate the operational functions of United States nuclear forces, specifically intercontinental ballistic missiles and nuclear bombers.

Nomenclature

When originally developed, SACCS stood for "SAC Automated Command and Control System". The end of the Cold War hastened the demise of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) and saw the creation of United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM). The "S" in the SACCS acronym was retconned to stand for "Strategic".

Layout

SACCS consisted of three main parts:
# The Data Display System, which consisted of
## The Data Display Generators (film printers, character generators, etc)
## The Display Subsystem (projectors, control consoles)
# The Data Processing Central (or System), which consisted of redundant AN/FSQ-31V computers
# The Data Communication System, which consisted of
## The Electronic Data Transmission Control Center (EDTCC or just TCC)
## Encryption/Decryption Subsystem (Crypto)
## High Speed Data Transmission Equipment (Modems)


Architecture

<!-- ::* graphical diagram to go here, as soon as I find a public domain one, or can draw one myself -->

History

The SACCS was conceived as an enhancement to the existing manual command, control, and communications and was also an offshoot of the experiences...
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