[time-nuts] "The GPS navigation is the weakest point,"
brooke at pacific.net
Thu Dec 15 23:37:09 EST 2011
The new L5 GPS frequency is to prevent that. But it's not yet operational.
Joe Leikhim wrote:
> Arriving this week, IEEE Magazine this months issue has an article about pilot-less commercial airliners, comparing
> the UAV drone technology as being readily available to fly paying passengers from here to there. Coincidentally the
> table of contents page depicts a drone which appears to be this very same "Beast of Kandahar" taking off! I look
> forward to the future letters column. I for one would not trust a pilot-less plane to transport me knowing that a
> terrorist need only to jam or spoof the GPS constellation, and bring down hundreds of planes. Heck, the proposed
> LightSquared system could bring the planes down.
More information about the time-nuts