[time-nuts] "The GPS navigation is the weakest point,"

Chuck Harris cfharris at erols.com
Thu Dec 15 17:26:09 EST 2011


I would say without question the answer is YES!

When the US DOD switched its backing to COTS electronics in all
of its defense hardware, it also went looking for the cheapest
way to get the most bang for the buck with defense hardware.

They certainly would be willing to save 100 lbs of inertial
guidance hardware if 8 ounces of GPS hardware could get the
plane on target.

-Chuck Harris

Charles P. Steinmetz wrote:

> If the report in the article is true, we deserve to lose drones to countries like
> Iran for not having the sense to install an inertial guidance system to back up and
> "reality check" the GPS. (Omitting IGS would be such a major gaffe that it calls into
> question the veracity of the Iranian claims. Were we really that stupid, or that cheap?)
>
> Best regards,
>
> Charles




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