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Monday, October 17, 2005

GPS Reliability fragile?

As Trimble has stated "GPS - The 9th Utility". Many aspects of society now rely on GPS signals, and at present the US Government/Military is responsible for the system, its upkeep and reliability. If the update of the satellites does not keep up with, or ahead of, failures of the now aging devices then the system could become compromised.

The Russian system essential failed due to a lack of funds to maintain it.

The new European Galileo system is still some way off.

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