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The United States Air Force's Rapid Execution and Combat Targeting System (REACT) is a modification of the LGM-30 Minuteman LCC that provides continual monitoring and rapid retargeting of Minuteman ICBMs.[1] It integrates communication systems and weapon system into single console.

Minuteman crew at REACT console

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The previous ICBM command and control system, designated Command Data Buffer, required over 20 hours to retarget the entire Minuteman force and 30 minutes to retarget a single ICBM. REACT system needs less than 10 hours to retarget all missiles, while individual missiles can be retargeted in matter of minutes.[2]

REACT was previously known as the ICBM integrated Electronics Upgrade (I2EU)

REACT incorporates secure communication link between LCC and Higher Authority (SACCS) to receive and configuration and targeting data without any need for manual data input.

Automatic processing and decoding of Emergency War Orders is another interesting feature which reduces missile crews' workload.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. REACT at FAS.org
  2. AAFM Newsletter, Volume 2, Number 15, June 2007, p. 8

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