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FAA - "GPS Interference Testing"


Last updated 6/10/2016 at 2:56am

As if it wasn't strange enough around Borrego Springs at the moment, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has warned that GPS signals could be unavailable or unreliable on June 21, 23, 28, and 30 across the west coast. According to the FAA’s warning, the problem is something to do with “GPS Interference Testing". No other information is being released.

The signals are most likely to be disturbed around California, with the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in the Mojave Desert sitting at the center point.

As the US Navy’s largest installation, it is dedicated to researching, developing, and testing the majority of weaponry and armaments.

The FAA have advised pilots the disruptions will be more severe at higher altitudes and have advised certain areas be avoided and to closely monitor flight control systems. The signal could be scrambled as low as 15 meters (50 feet) which could affect GPS systems.


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