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Very interesting comms information from the USA.Connectivity from Oscar-Zero and November-33 to the outside world relied on a variety of different pathways by the time the sites were deactivated in the late 1990s - and this graphic from TRW systems in 2001 gives a good idea of what was utilized. Initially, a 1960s reliance on landline telephone and high frequency radio gave way to other more exotic forms of communications like ultra-high frequency communications with aircraft and later satellites, along with the Survivable Low Frequency Communications System (SLFCS). By the 1980s, an increased reliance on hardened and increasingly more secure satellite systems was underway including connections to DSCS (Defense System Communications Satellites) along with MILSTAR satellites (Military Strategic and Tactical Relay).Oscar-Zero deactivated before Extremely High Frequency (EHF) antennas came to the missile field, and before REACT (Rapid Execution And Combat Targeting) consoles could be installed - leaving the site in an early-to-mid 1990s configuration for the "Deuce" system. #ColdWarHistory #ColdWarComms ... See MoreSee Less
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