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07 Jul 2009

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Aging Air Force Satellites Could Send GPSs Incomplete Directions and Decrease Accuracy of Strikes

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We have all seen the news stories about how our the critical infrastructure in our country is falling apart. From waterlines to major highways, we will be confronting a daunting challenge to keep our highways safe and allow commerce to happened without any deterrence. Well, did you all know that satellite systems are also aging and could potentially provide incorrect data and directions to GPS systems? According to a recent GAO study, the Global Positioning System that provides personal navigation in private cars, as well as data for military strikes, could start to falter as early as next year.

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