Or, Automatic Targeting Attack Communicator.
Or, handy acronym thought up over tea and biscuits during the writing stage.
The device uses low frequency coded transmissions to order submarines to launch ballistic missiles.
It’s very much an updated storyline of the Lektor Decoder from Thunderball, working to the principle that the machine is stolen and the enemy could use it to launch missiles against British forces. Or even, “Render the entire Polaris fleet useless”, according to the defence minister.
James Bond is then set off on his way.
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