State Department Official: Chinese GPS Signal Could Overlap with U.S. M-Code

By Jason Simpson / April 22, 2009 at 5:00 AM
U.S. government officials are concerned by China's selection of a bandwidth for its global positioning system satellites that is close to the United State's military frequency. According to a State Department official, the proximity of the two signals means that if the United States tries to jam China's signals, the U.S. M-code could be disrupted as well. China's COMPASS system is the country's navigation and positioning satellite constellation. "The Chinese, in their COMPASS system, there's a slight overlay with our...

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