U.S. Department of Homeland Security offers opportunity to test how well GPS equipment stands up to spoofing

April 22, 2020
U.S. adversaries are aware of the country’s reliance on GPS, and they have developed tools to degrade, deny, or spoof military and civil GPS signals.

WASHINGTON – This summer, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will help manufacturers of commercial GPS receivers to see how their equipment holds up under a spoofing attack. C4ISRnet reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

22 April 2020 -- The 2020 GPS Equipment Testing for Critical Infrastructure event will enable parties to test their equipment against GPS spoofing in live-sky environments.

This event will focus mainly on fixed infrastructure applications, though there will be some support for testing ground-based mobile applications. There are no registration fees for participants, and interested parties have until April 24 to sign up.

Though originally developed as a military tool, GPS technology has become a constant presence in civilian life over the decades, enabling agriculture, telecommunications, financial services, weather forecasting, the electrical grid and more. An RTI International report released last year estimated that a 30-day GPS outage could result in economic losses to the tune of $35 billion to $45 billion.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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