Monday, February 8, 2010

Briefings : Disaster relief, GPS, Cold War relics

RFA Largs Bay has set off loaded with relief equipment for Haiti. Equipment being loaded has been donated by the UK government and NGOs and bought using donations from the British public.

With modern militaries increasingly dependent on space based systems like GPS the vulnerability of these systems is prompting countries to look to alternatives. The USAF is looking at taking GPS out of orbit, using UAVs or blimps instead.

Latvia is selling off an ex-Soviet radar base (Skrunda-1) for $300,000 though the actual radar tower was blown up 10 years ago.


Jessica D'Amico (JeDa) said...

GPS > retired radar base?

Chris said...

I don't understand

Jessica D'Amico (JeDa) said...

just wondering whether we're destined to move backwards from gps to older legacy tech that might be "safer"

Chris said...

Maybe they should rethink turning off LORAN-C?