The U.S. Army abandon floppy disks for the operations of all nuclear

Announced the Strategic Command of the US Army , she’s replaced the floppy drives of size 8 inches used with a PC the old from the seventies to meet the orders of all the Nuclear of the president to dissolve the digital storage extremely safe.

Must use floppy disk drive within the computing system is an old system called command and control automated strategic, or SACCS, although the gear is old, but it being a system software update constantly by the programmers of the Air Force.

The system works by programs, duties and similar programs and duties of the end user, such as the crews of the launch of intercontinental ballistic missiles, and re-write the old code to make it more modern and sustainable.

This system is used by the nuclear forces of America to send messages to emergency command centers, nuclear power budget, which is non-porous because it is made long before the existence of the internet.

Andaccording to an official in the strategic leadership of America, it is not possible to penetrate anything not IP address, which makes the SACCS system is unique and, although it’s old but it’s very good.

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The official said: it’s the oldest system of Information Technology in the US Air Force, but this is a business that provides these kind of required security.

She explained the Ministry of defense of America in 2016 it intends to replace the PC an old IBM Series/1 for SACCS and update data storage solutions and products analysis portable workstation computers and desktop by the end of fiscal year 2017.

And reveals the US Air Force asked if this project has been completed, but he said it’s boosted the speed and driving system and automatic control of the strategic SACCS.

Despite the age of the system, the US Air Force is confident of its security, and has good capacity in relation to maintaining it.

In contrast, the installing a completely new system is not as easy as it sounds, as said the head of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Air Force in 2016: you should be able to make sure the opponent is unable to control this power, although power is able to do what it is supposed to do when you connect them.

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