Reply to post: Re: Fgs

Galileo, here we go again. My my, the Brits are gonna miss EU

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Re: Fgs

"You can quote all the random websites you want, but this is settled US policy and has been for decades. In practice of course they would try jamming first if the EU doesn't comply as it's a lot cheaper than a missile, but nevertheless it is a fact that the US reserves the right to destroy any navigational aids, satellite based or not, if they are being used by an enemy."

On the other hand, they probably don't have a large stock of anti-satellite missiles, and priority is likely to be given to hostile reconnaissance and intelligence satellites, which are both an immediate threat and generally in lower, easier to reach orbits.

The initial (and possibly only) attacks against a GNSS are likely to be jamming, spoofing, and strikes on ground based communication and control installations.

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