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    Re: Glonass goes dark
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2014 Apr 9, 14:05 -0700

    Here's an interesting take on this story:
    http://www.airtrafficmanagement.net/2014/04/glonass-failure-confirms-urgent-backup-need/

    Quoting:
    "Gambale and the other experts stressed, however, that while the GLONASS failure was an alarming event, in many ways the world was fortunate on April 2. 'Honestly, most of the world simply has no idea just how close we came here to global calamity. If this report was about a GPS failure instead of a GLONASS failure — and it could very easily have been — then the entire world would have plunged into a catastrophe. This event is the navigation equivalent of a close call moment, and from here on out no one can even question that this is a really serious problem that must be addressed. If this outage had occurred to the GPS constellation, industries and governments alike would experience global mayhem. A respected industry expert that has asked to remain anonymous recently shared, 'This is a shot across the bow; a warning for the whole world. If there was a sustained GPS outage, it would cause a global financial nuclear winter from which it would take us decades to recover.'"

    Do we agree??

    -FER

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