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October 13, 2017

Air Force Declares First Lockheed Martin GPS III Satellite “Available for Launch”

GPS III SV01 now awaits a call up to begin pre-launch preparations. Photo: Lockheed Martin.

Ushering in a new era of advanced Global Positioning System technology, the U.S. Air Force this week declared the first Lockheed Martin-built GPS III satellite “Available for Launch.”

The Air Force’s “AFL” declaration is the final acceptance of Lockheed Martin’s first GPS III Space Vehicle (GPS III SV01) prior to its expected 2018 launch. GPS III SV01 will bring new capabilities to U.S. and allied military forces, and a new civil signal that will improve future connectivity worldwide for commercial and civilian users.

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By Inside GNSS
September 26, 2017

Microsemi Releases BlueSky GPS Firewall to Provide Security Against GPS Spoofing and Jamming Threats

Microsemi’s BlueSky GPS Firewall is designed to provide security against GPS spoofing and jamming threats. Photo: Microsemi Corporation.

Microsemi Corporation, a provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced the recent development of a breakthrough approach to protecting critical infrastructure against GPS spoofing and jamming threats with the introduction of its BlueSky GPS Firewall.

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By Inside GNSS
September 25, 2017

Hiroyuki Yamada

Hiroyuki Yamada is the Senior Deputy Director: Sub-Division for Operational Safety and Human Element, Maritime Safety Division, International Maritime Organization (IMO). The Sub-Division deals with all technical and operational matters related to navigation, communications, search and rescue and the human element of shipping.

Yamada has worked at IMO for 12 years in various positions related to ship safety. Previously he worked for the Japanese Government, mainly responsible for legislation and implementation of IMO regulations.

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By Inside GNSS
September 19, 2017

DoD, Academia Test Systems for GPS Denial

Navigating the globe was once done using the sun, moon and stars as references, but modern times bring modern methods, and the majority of the world now relies on GPS — or another GNSS — for its navigation needs.

But what happens when GPS isn’t available?

A collection of Department of Defense (DoD) units and U.S. universities recently found out when they gathered at Edwards Air Force Base to evaluate various aerial platforms in a degraded GPS environment.

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By Inside GNSS
August 25, 2017

Commercial UAV EXPO

With unparalleled education and more exhibitors than at any other commercial drone show, Commercial UAV Expo, happening Oct 24-26 in Vegas, is the best choice for professionals who need to keep up-to-date on technology, trends and developments for industrial drone applications.

The commercial UAV event will provide workshops and educational sessions on a variety of topics including:

• Surveying & Mapping

• Civil Infrastructure

• Mining & Aggregates

• Construction

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By Inside GNSS
July 28, 2017

Answering the Call for a GNSS Back-up

A government report commissioned by Innovate UK, along with the UK Space Agency and the Royal Institute of Navigation, entitled “Economic impact to the UK of a disruption to GNSS”, comes in the wake of troubling incidents for GNSS operators, both the United States and Europe.

Last year a problem with the GPS satellite timing signal triggered alarms and caused an unknown number of outages, and in Europe earlier this year the fledgling Galileo signal crashed due to unspecified ground facility issues.

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By Peter Gutierrez
July 21, 2017

Orolia’s McMurdo Wins U.S. Search and Rescue Technology Awards

McMurdo, which recently announced the Kannad GADSS Distress Tracking ELT, was awarded two national search and rescue technology awards. Photo: McMurdo

Government Security News has named McMurdo, an Orolia brand, the winner of two national search and rescue technology awards in its annual Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards Program. McMurdo won Best Search and Rescue and Best Man Overboard Tracking in the Maritime/Port Security/Underwater Vehicles and Communication Systems categories, respectively.

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By Inside GNSS
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