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Postby Capt. Bill on Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:58 pm

I ran across this:

The Rapid Execution and Combat Targeting (REACT) equipment modification was installed in a total of 50 Minuteman III Launch Control Centers at F.E. Warren AFB, WY; Malmstrom AFB, MT; and Minot AFB, ND; with a Final Operational Capability date of 31 July 1996. All modified sites are presently on operational alert status. Key features of the modification program include: reduction of retargeting time by 50 percent, integration of Launch Control Center Command & Control and Higher Authority Communications, automation of routine functions to reduce crew workload, increased crew survivability, replacement of obsolete Command & Control and Higher Authority Communications equipment, and implementation of two-level maintenance.

What gave increased survivability?
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Postby banjodog on Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:33 am

It was probably a selling point to Congress.
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Postby TerrorOfTucson on Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:43 am

Was REACT the side-by-side console mod, or was that included in it? Was the s-b-s console mod something else (and if so, what was it called?)
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Postby keskiyo on Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:11 am

TerrorOfTucson wrote:Was REACT the side-by-side console mod

That's the one.
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