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    Re: GPS jammers?
    From: Richard B. Langley
    Date: 2003 Mar 31, 08:48 -0400

    We might be getting a little off topic for this list but here are some
    -- Richard Langley
       Professor of Geodesy and Precision Navigation
    On Mon, 31 Mar 2003, Joe Shields wrote:
    >It was in the news a while back, that the Russians were selling Iraq GPS
    >jammers.  Does anybody know anything about these?  What sort of range do
    >they have?  Can they be selective so that only your enemies receivers are
    >In this "smart bomb" era, I would think a network of GPS jammers that covers
    >your cities and extends well out over your coastal borders would provide a
    >pretty good safety unbrella for neutralizing a lot of expensive weopons the
    >U.S. now employs. Could make GPS-guided missles the next "Maginot Line" type
    >boo boo.  If I was Commandant of the U.S. Naval Academy, it might make me
    >re-think taking Celestial Navigation out of the cadets curriculum.
    >-- Joe Shields
    >40d34' lat, 80d03' long
     Richard B. Langley                            E-mail: lang@unb.ca
     Geodetic Research Laboratory                  Web: http://www.unb.ca/GGE/
     Dept. of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering    Phone:    +1 506 453-5142
     University of New Brunswick                   Fax:      +1 506 453-4943
     Fredericton, N.B., Canada  E3B 5A3
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