DEFINITION
Defense Satellite Communications Systems

Advanced communications satellites in synchronous orbit around the earth. Provideshigh-capacity, super high-frequency (SHF) secure voice and data links Worldwide Military Command and Control System (WWMCCS). They support terminal deployments for contingencies; restoration of disrupted service overseas; presidential travel; global connectivity for the Diplomatic Telecommunications Services; and transmission to the continental United States of some surveillance, intelligence, and early warning data.

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