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SASC Wants Alternative GPS By 2023

Tuesday, June 30, 2020   (0 Comments)

By Theresa Hitchens  |  June 29, 2020  |  Breaking Defense

 

"I think this shows that the committee is taking the jamming and spoofing threats to GPS seriously, and it is prompting DoD to focus its efforts on countering these threats," Todd Harrison, director of the Defense Aerospace Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, says.

ASHINGTON: With an eye on growing Russian and Chinese jamming capabilities, the SASC has ordered the Pentagon to provide Combatant Commander’s alternate position, navigation and timing (PNT) systems to GPS within two years.
“I think this shows that the committee is taking the jamming and spoofing threats to GPS seriously, and it is prompting DoD to focus its efforts on countering these threats,” Todd Harrison, space expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), said.

In Section 1601 of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), SASC says the two-year deadline is “consistent with” urgent needs voiced by commanders in the field. DoD must: READ MORE...

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