Monday, November 01, 2010

U.S. Air Force Equipment Failure Disrupts Communication Between Fifty (50) Minuteman III Nuclear Missiles & Launch Control

There is no evidence of foul play, but it is definitely a scary thought to know that the Air Force sometimes loses communication control with its nuclear missiles. I hope and pray that these systems are not connected to networks that can be hit by a cyberattack.

An equipment failure disrupted communication between 50 nuclear missiles and the launch control center at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., over the weekend, although the Air Force never lost the ability to launch the missiles.

Air Force spokesman Lt. Col. Todd Vician said the break occurred early Saturday and lasted less than one hour. The White House was briefed about the failure Tuesday morning.

Source: Air Force Times

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