Army testing out new tamper-resistant GPS system this fall
The U.S. Army is set to deploy for combat exercises this fall with a new tamper-resistant GPS system, following previous incidents that point to Russian interference.
GPS is particularly vulnerable to jamming, and multiple documented cases in 2018 -ranging from training exercises in Norway to operations in Syria- have shown that GPS seems to act a little strange when the Russians are nearby.
Given that the U.S. military is heavily dependent on GPS for everything, including navigation and weapons targeting systems, the need for a tamper-resistant system is a no-brainer.
According to The Verge, the U.S. Army’s Germany-based 2nd Cavalry Regiment will get the devices this fall.
In addition to tamper-resistant devices, the military is also looking at inertial navigation backup systems.
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