This Is How The U.S. Air Force Will Keep Communications Running If A Nuclear War Breaks Out

The US government already has four AEHF satellites in geostationary orbit and the USAF wants two more to be launched - representational image Boeing

IBTimes: US Air Force plans doomsday satellites to ensure communications remain if nuclear war breaks out

The AEHF will keep communications open and avoid signal jamming in case of nuclear war.

The US Air Force (USAF) plans to have satellites that will continue to provide communications for the top brass of the US government in the event of nuclear war or such incidents that can knock out communications.

Called Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellites, they are designed specifically to keep military channels in working order. The satellites cannot also be easily hacked or electronically jammed, reports Popular Mechanics. "We need systems that work on the worst day in the history of the world," said Todd Harrison, director of the Aerospace Security Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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WNU Editor: Four of these satellites are in orbit right now .... two more are planned.

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