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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Air Force tests satellite network against worst-case scenario

Airmen resolve satellite anomaliesThe Air Force recently tested whether its high-powered communications satellites could be operated from a mobile ground unit in case of a nuclear war.

In January, after about six months of testing, the exercise proved that the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) communications satellites could be operated remotely and securely from outside their Integrated Operations Environment.

The Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite system is designed to survive a nuclear war, and to keep the United States military communicating in case of that catastrophic possibility.

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