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Computer glitch caused civilian deaths in Afghanistan?

The only other affected weapon system the Air Force identified by name is the U.S. Navy's X-47B, an unmanned combat aerial vehicle demonstrator built by Northrop Grumman. According to the Air Force, the Navy's X-47B program office is losing almost $1 million per day while the vehicle is grounded.

"Until all the affected receivers have been 'inoculated', Government and military users will continue to be impacted," the Air Force said.

The Air Force Space Command's Los Angeles-based GPS Wing has assembled a User Equipment Crisis Action Team to contact military users around the world, including in Iraq and Afghanistan, to verify whether they have any of the affected Trimble receivers in their equipment.

Some 8,000 to 10,000 Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) GPS receivers deployed in a variety of weapon systems are having trouble authenticating a new messaging format implemented as part of an upgrade to the GPS Operational Control Segment, the Air Force said. The prime contractor for the GPS ground system is Boeing Defense, Space & Security of St. Louis.

Understanding the Difference Between Anti-Spoofing and Anti-Jamming

RQ-170 in Iran

On 5 December 2011, an American Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was captured by Iranian forces near the city of Kashmar in northeastern Iran. The Iranian government announced that the UAV was brought down by its cyberwarfare unit which commandeered the aircraft and safely landed it.

From my diary @BooMan ...

Super Secret Stealth Spy Drone Gone Missing Over Iran

Earlier event the Stuxnet virus was a joint venture between the US, Israel and Germany's Siemens.

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