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"Positioning by stars": The United States is looking for an alternative to the GPS system for strategic bombers when it is blocked by Russia and China

«Positioning by stars»: The United States is looking for an alternative to the GPS system for strategic bombers when it is blocked by Russia and China
Experts in the United States speculate about, how to use your strategic weapons systems, including bombers, in case of disconnection by Russia and China of the global positioning system GPS. In particular, the issue is being considered, in which strategic missile carriers of the US Air Force "could strike at opponents if necessary". At the same time, it is indicated that, that with the development of the GPS system, dependence on it has become almost total for all American branches and arms of the military, including strategic aviation.

So, in PM edition (Popular Mechanics) alternatives to the GPS system are considered for navigation in the event that this system is blocked.

The journal indicates that, that the B-21 Raider bombers will soon receive the latest astronomical (space) navigation, which will allow for positioning, navigate and aim weapons using satellites, special spacecraft Starlink and stars.

The main problem with the latest US military global positioning system is that, that its error in determining the coordinates is significantly higher, than GPS. Significant error is unacceptable, as noted by American experts, because we are talking about the delivery of nuclear weapons to the target.

It should be remembered, that earlier the same American magazine called the B-21 Raider strategic bombers undergoing modernization "the destroyers of the Russian S-400 Triumph air defense missile systems".

In the comments of Western readers regarding the search for an alternative to GPS, it is noted, what if any country has the ability to disable this positioning system, then the same country may well find ways to counter other systems, including the data transmission system from the aforementioned Starlink devices.

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