Rapid Execution and Combat Targeting System

Rapid Execution and Combat Targeting System (REACT) is a modification of the LGM-30 Minuteman LCC that provide monitoring and quick retargeting of Minuteman ICBM, starting in 1996 [ [http://www.fas.org/nuke/guide/usa/c3i/react.htm REACT at FAS.org] ] . It integrates communication systems and weapon system into single console.

Previously used Command Data Buffer required over 20 hours to retarget the entire Minuteman force and 30 minutes to retarget a single ICBM. REACT system needs less than 10 hours to retarget all missiles, individual missiles can be retargeted in matter of minutes. [AAFM Newsletter, Volume 2, Number 15, June 2007, p. 8]

REACT incorporates secure communication link between LCC and Higher Authority (SACCS) to receive and configuration and targeting data without any need for manual data input.

Automatic processing and decoding of Emergency War Orders is another interesting feature which reduces missile crews' workload.

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