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Old 06-28-2012, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Texas
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A new positioning system has been developed to complement or even replace current technologies such as GPS.


Made by UK defence firm BAE Systems, it relies on the same signals used by mobile phones, TVs, radios and wi-fi rather than navigation satellites.


The firm says Navsop could help find victims inside buildings during a fire and locate stolen vehicles hidden in underground car parks.


It could also be used in a war if the sat-nav system was turned off.


For now, the prototype is a big box-like piece of hardware placed in the back of one of BAE's cars, which sports a radio antenna on the roof.
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Alamo
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Very interesting. Could really work to compliment GPS for police and military. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Very interesting. Could really work to compliment GPS for police and military. Thanks for sharing!
Yeah, my representative serves as the Vice Chairman of the Armed Services Committee where he also leads the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats. He also continues to serve on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

I often send him stuff like this that pops up, possibly sooner than he would hear about it.
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