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    Re: How likely is a GPS shutdown?
    From: Luis Soltero
    Date: 2000 Jan 24, 4:27 PM

    I was under the impression that the GPS satellite network still
    belongs and is managed by the military.
    So, let me ask the obvious.  What
    happens when the US gets involved in a skirmish or a war
    and decides that it would be in our best interest to disable
    the civilian GPS system depriving the enemy of the use
    of those wonderfully accurate $150 hand held positioning
    I suspect that the military has its own encrypted version
    of GPS although this is simply a guess on my part.
    Once the FAA adopts GPS as its primary
    navigational system disabling civilian GPS will be
    much more difficult.
    Given the above scenario I would expect the likely
    hood of a GPS shutdown to be exactly equal the
    likely hood of a skirmish and/or war.  i.e. fairly high.

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