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Flashcards in TACAMO/ ABNCP Communications Deck (23):
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TACAMO Primary

survivable and endurable Command, Control, and Communication (C3);
transmit Emergency Action Messages (EAMs);
communicate with National Airborne Operations Center (NAOC)

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TACAMO Secondary

support additional C3 missions as directed by Commander USSTRATCOM and Commander Task Force (CTF) 124

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ABNCP Battlestaff

provide Battlestaff communications support & conferencing to USSTRATCOM

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TACAMO/ ABNCP ALCC (Airborne Launch and Control Center)

serve as an ALCS & provide alternate, survivable C3 CAPABILITY for selective programming and launching of Minuteman Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs)

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Operations Doctrine

focuses on enhancing the survivability and durability of TACAMO/ ABNCP systems

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Communications Doctrine

focuses on maximizing the networks doctrine (operation of the mission avionics system) for TACAMO/ ABNCP systems

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SCS

Strategic Connectivity System

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WWMCCS

World Wide Military Command and Control System

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2 Types of TACAMO/ ABNCP Networks

Directed & Free

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Directed Net

permission required from NECOS prior to transmit

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FLASH

initial enemy contact reports or operational combat messages of extreme urgency

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Free Net

permission not needed to transmit

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Surface Waves

follow the earth's curvature (ie. ELF, VLF, LF)

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Space Waves

travel relatively unimpeded; Line-of-Sight (LOS)
(ie. UHF, EHF, SHF)

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2 Types of Ground Waves

surface waves & space waves

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Sky Waves

travels upward and outward;
reflected off of the ionosphere making long range communication possible (ie. HF)

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VLF Transmit

long-range anti-jam data communication

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VLF Receive

data reception link only from other strategic forces

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HF (distance)

long-range, over-the-horizon communications

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HF Primary Use

Emergency Action Messages (EAMs) dissemination and reception at designated times

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HF Secondary Use

relay of voice and/or data communications as operationally required

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UHF

LOS voice communications;
survivable tactical communications by means of MILSTAR

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EHF/SHF

long-range communications by means of MILSTAR