Air Force considers new computer technology and communications networking to stop nuclear attacks quickly

Feb. 4, 2020
FORGE seems to align with a Missile Defense Agency program described as Command and Control, Battle Management and Communications System.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Air Force and industry are taking new technical steps to increase the time that decision makers have to defend and potentially retaliate if the U.S. comes under nuclear attack. Kris Osborn at Warrior Maven reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

4 Feb. 2020 -- This includes using emerging computer software, hardware, and architecture to migrate time-sensitive targeting data to the cloud, increase network resiliency, and better connect space, air and ground nodes into a fast, seamless integrated threat analysis system.

The current work, which includes new ways to engineer communications network nodes is part of an overall Pentagon strategy to improve missile warning systems as quickly as new technology becomes available.

Part of this effort involves a recent $197 million deal between the Air Force and Raytheon to advance an emerging system called Future Operationally Resilient Ground Enterprise (FORGE) to gather, store, safeguard, and network missile-attack related sensor information.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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