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USAF nuke protection teams gain comms upgrade

28th April 2020 - 14:00 GMT | by Thomas Withington in Toulouse

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USAF security forces tasked with protecting nuclear weapons are receiving enhancements to their communications systems.

On 8 April, Persistent Systems announced that it had received a contract worth $25 million for the sustainment and follow-on refresh of the company’s Wave Relay Tactical Assault Kit (WaRTAK). This is used by the USAF 90th Security Forces Group (90th SFG), which is tasked with protecting Warren AFB in Wyoming.

Warren AFB is one of three facilities which deploys the Boeing LGM-30G Minuteman-II ICBM. Around 150 ICBMs are kept at a continuous 24-hour alert in launch siloes dispersed across a 24,900 sq km area

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Thomas Withington is a Shephard Media correspondent and feature writer based in France.

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