The Improved Launch Control System (ILCS) was a system used by the United States Air Force's Minuteman II ICBM force. ILCS was a method to transfer targeting information from a Minuteman Launch Control Center to an individual missile by communications lines. Prior to ILCS, new missile guidance would have to be physically loaded at the launch facility; the process usually took hours.
History[edit | edit source]
Phaseout[edit | edit source]
ILCS was phased out in mid-1990s by the retirement of the Minuteman II force, and the inactivation or reapportioning of units to Minuteman III.
Chronology[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
- LGM-30 Minuteman
- Launch control center (ICBM)
- Command Data Buffer - Minuteman III upgrade similar to ILCS
- Rapid Execution and Combat Targeting System (REACT)
References[edit | edit source]
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