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US Military Plans On Ditching Floppy Disks To Launch It Nuclear Warheads

The United States army has been known to use an 8-inch floppy disk together with an antiquated computer to receive their orders from the president on when to launch a nuclear warhead.

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But now they are looking to make a change to that as the US strategic command just recently announced that they are replacing all floppies with a “highly-secure solid state digital storage solution.”

The new storage is also gonna be used alongside an outdated system called the “Strategic Automated Command and Control System,” or rather just say it SACCS.

The SACCS is usually used by US nuclear forces to send encrypted messages to field forces. I know you might be wondering why the US military would still be using an outdated piece of garbage?

Well the reason is this, such equipment as the SACCS were created a long time ago, long before the internet came into existence. So that way it usually very difficult to exploit or hack such machines. According to Lt. Col. Jason RossiYou can’t hack something that doesn’t have an IP address. It’s a very unique system. It is old and it is very good.”

So you see, it not always about advanced tech, sometimes what you’re looking for is right there in front of you.

According to the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board chair Dr. Werner JA Dahm ” Installing a new system is not as easy as you think it is, you have to be able to certify that an adversary can’t take control of that weapon, that the weapon will be able to do what it’s supposed to do when you call on it.”

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