GAO: GPS in peril

May 27, 2009 · Posted in Blogroll, Uncategorized · Comment 

ZitZot points to a new GAO report that warns about future disruption in the GPS satellite constellation if sufficient maintenance & replacement of aging components is not undertaken:

“If the Air Force does not meet its schedule goals for development of GPS IIIA satellites, there will be an increased likelihood that in 2010, as old satellites begin to fail, the overall GPS constellation will fall below the number of satellites required to provide the level of GPS service that the U.S. government commits ,” the GAO stated in its report.