Special Weapons Command and Control
British strategic command and control begins with the Ministry of Defence in Whitehall, London. Operational directives are transmitted from RAF Northwood.
A number of additional communications sites for command and control of Trident submarines are part of a network of the Very Low Frequency (VLF) shore-to-submarine communications transmitters. The construction of an experimental Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) transmitter at Glen Garry in Scotland, which would allow communication with submarines submerged at great depth, was considered by the MoD but appears to have been abandoned.
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