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Blog Editor’s Note: Another example of how GNSS has connected so many incredibly disparate things in unexpected ways. 

Start with swine flu.  Add greed, the price of pork, extortion, drones, GPS vulnerability, and counter-drones. You get compromised air safety. Maybe an accident.  

How does navigation resilience, or the lack thereof, play into this?  How would better protecting the frequencies, toughening receivers, and augmenting GPS/GNSS with powerful terrestrial signals have changed the story for each of the players?

China flight systems jammed by pig farm’s African swine fever defences

  • Reports of criminal gangs using drones to spread infection led to installation of jamming device
  • Unauthorised equipment interfered with navigation systems of planes flying overhead