Russia Tells Airlines "Prepare for flights without American GPS"
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Russia is recommending to its commercial airlines that they prepare for flights without the use of the American global navigation satellite system (GPS).
There are currently about 2000 MANEUVERABLE Starlink satellites in LOW EARTH ORBIT - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starlink
Leave it to private industry ...... Starlink has constructed the first 'pre-launched' anti-satellite defense grid.
Geo-synchronous (Russian...Chinese...other) satellites must pass through the Satellite band to meet their operational altitudes/orbits.
Mostly....so far....Starlink satellites burn fuel to make that easy for them.
Can Starlink satellites NOT burn fuel to avoid them.....or burn fuel to ram satellites (cough.....Russian....Chinese) that need to reach a higher orbit?
And musk is turning them out BY THE THOUSANDS. Whereas ONE Russian or Chinese geosycnronous satellite may cost the equivalent of US $1billion, and represent a mutli-year investment.
I doubt THAT reality has been lost on either Russia or China.
You'll often read about Russian/Chinese asymmetric warfare potential.
That is real.
But watch what WE can do........
Makes no difference. The Putin aint gonna bother retaliating. Just fire them and watch the Putin do NOTHING yet again.
The US operated intercontinental-range winged cruise missiles (SM-62 Snark) as early as the late 1950s....LONG before development of GPS. Accuracy with the crude astro/inertial navigation systems of the time was about 8000ft (after a flight of up to 6000mi) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SM-62_Snark
The advantage sof GPS are cost, size, and precision.
Being able to use $5 GPS-on-chip unit beats having to include precision-optic astral-navigation equipment and laser gyroscopes if you want to keep size/weight/cost down. But they can be jammed.
ICBM guidance systems DO NOT solely rely on GPS, for that reason. GPS CAN be used to improve their accuracy if the location data it's giving is consistant with the inertial/astral navigation system, though - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UGM-133_Trident_II
Truth.. kinetic warfare to any overcoming the enemy effect in todays world depends on this or some variation of it. We will be fighting the next war after this human debacle with clubs and rocks, thinking about the good old days when we could advantage our opponents with technology. Humans are stupid.
Well dont expect anything to get rid of gps until the Putin is deposed and replaced. He does not like to hurt his **partners** so will continue to allow the attacks on him and his country. All he cares about is keeping gringo (nato) from being disabled in any way.