|USAF personnel working on the SACSS system at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, U.S. Photo: U.S. Air Force, Senior Airman Montse Belleau
[Avionics Today 12-04-2014] The United States Air Force has awarded Exelis a $10.3 million sole source contract to insert a modern data storage and retrieval technology into the Strategic Automated Command Control System (SACCS).
The SACCS provides orders and pass codes authentication for Air Force nuclear weapons platforms, bombers and support units. Inserting a modern data storage system into this legacy command and control system aims to improve retrieval and verification of critical data for decision-makers and reduce human factors error potential. The upgrade also allows the existing system to continue with uninterrupted service through 2030.