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Assured PNT Summit – Opening Remarks

Assured PNT Summit – Opening Remarks

Blog Editor's Note: RNT Foundation President Dana A. Goward moderated the Defense Strategies Institute Assured PNT Summit at National Harbor this week. Here are his opening remarks. Defense Strategies Institute Assured PNT Summit Moderator Dana A. Goward Opening...

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Aviation Groups Petition Govt over Deliberate GPS Jamming

Aviation Groups Petition Govt over Deliberate GPS Jamming

Image: Shutterstock Blog Editor's Note: Aviation is somewhat unique among modes of transportation as it has an alternate PNT system for when GPS is not available. It is a network of short range terrestrial beacons of VORs, DMEs, and TACANs (TACAN is military only)....

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Space Debris Threatens GNSS

Space Debris Threatens GNSS

Image: Shutterstock Blog Editor's Note: The greatest threat from space debris is unquestionably at LEO. Many in the PNT community have considered GPS, Galileo, and other GNSS at MEO relatively safe from debris. It seems that ain't necessarily so.  Papers on debris at...

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Obscene Spoofing Before Suez Mishap?

Obscene Spoofing Before Suez Mishap?

Image: AP, Vessel Finder Blog Editor's Note: The below press report discounts this being a prank by the Vessel Finder site, and seems to assume the ship actually sailed this pattern before entering the Suez Canal and getting stuck. Our readers will quickly guess the...

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GPS and the Sun – A dangerous game of Russian Roulette

GPS and the Sun – A dangerous game of Russian Roulette

Image: Shutterstock & NASA Every year there is a 4% chance a major solar storm could damage GPS/GNSS satellites or ionize the upper atmosphere preventing signals from getting through for several days or a week. There is also a .7% chance of a Carrington Event that...

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GPS Jammers Essential Tools for UK Car Theft Enterprise

GPS Jammers Essential Tools for UK Car Theft Enterprise

Image: Jamming gear found at chop shop. Cambridgeshire Constabulary Blog Editor's Note: We previously reported on the Mexican government's finding that 85% of truck thefts were aided by GPS jamming devices. While we have not found similar national statistics reported...

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