GPS shutdown ?
andre.kesteloot at verizon.net
Mon Dec 20 22:21:56 CST 2004
GPS TO BE SHUT DOWN DURING NATIONAL CRISES
- President Bush has ordered plans for temporarily disabling the U.S.
network of global positioning satellites during a national crisis to
prevent terrorists from using the navigational technology, AP reported
on 15 December.
A White House announcement said any shutdown would be ordered only in
the most remarkable circumstances. The GPS system is vital to commercial
aviation and marine shipping.
Bush also ordered DoD to plan to be able to disable an enemy's access
to the U.S. navigational satellites and to similar systems operated by
others. The European Union is developing Galileo, a $4.8 billion
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