What was the Emergency Rocket Communication System?

Introduction The AN/DRC-8 Emergency Rocket Communications System (ERCS) was designed to provide a reliable and survivable emergency communications method for the United States National Command Authority, using a UHF repeater placed atop a Blue Scout rocket or Minuteman II intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). ERCS was deactivated as a communication means when President George H.W. Bush… Read More