[time-nuts] GPS Usage
phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Wed Mar 9 08:33:52 UTC 2011
In message <20110309082926.D5F9F80003B at ip-64-139-1-69.sjc.megapath.net>, Hal Mu
>phk at phk.freebsd.dk said:
>> The reason LORAN-C got killed was that DoD/DHS couldn't jam it if a
>> terrorist with a suitcase-nuke was trying to find his way to Congress.
>Why can't they jam it?
They can, All the need is 3 truck mounted generators, a truck with
the electronics and then drape a superconducting loopantenna over
a couple of skyskrapers...
DHS was concerned this would not be "immediately available" in an
emergency, whereas pretty much any army or air-force base can deliver
GPS jamming on minuted notice.
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