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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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Find the Jammer!  Camouflaged devices more common

Find the Jammer! Camouflaged devices more common

Image: Screen captures from WolvesFleet and Jammer-shop We were talking with the folks at Chronos the other day (Chronos is an RNTF corporate member). They mentioned an interesting development. Jammers that look like everyday objects. Check out the image  above for...

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DSI to host 2021 Assured PNT Summit in April – GPS World

DSI to host 2021 Assured PNT Summit in April – GPS World

Image: Shutterstock Blog Editor's Note: DSI is an RNT Foundation supporter. Mr. Dana A. Goward, RNTF's President, will be moderating this event.   DSI to host 2021 Assured PNT Summit in April February 12, 2021  - By Allison Kral The Defense Strategies Institute’s...

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Tracking GPS Interference Around the World – IEEE Spectrum

Tracking GPS Interference Around the World – IEEE Spectrum

Image: Ken Wells - Cessna instrument panel with and without GPS signals. Blog Editor's Note: A need and promise to invest in GPS interference detection and monitoring was mentioned in just about all the national PNT policy documents issued by the last administration. ...

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Space Hurricanes and GPS – It’s always something…

Space Hurricanes and GPS – It’s always something…

Image: Twitter Blog editor's note: "Space hurricanes"? Seriously? We knew space was a dangerous place, especially for weak signals from GPS and other GNSS, but this sounds like something from a Star Trek episode. Quantum strings, spatial anomalies, space hurricanes....

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