Impact of NAVSTAR Global Positioning System on Military Plans for Navigation and Position Fixing Systems
INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA SYSTEMS EVALUATION DIV
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The purpose of this study is to provide analytical support for a continuing DDR and E review of all operational and development navigation and position fixing systems. A primary concern of this review is the identification of cost saving actions relative to navigation systems whose utility is questionable in view of the potential capabilities of the NAVSTAR Global Positioning System GPS. This study addresses three specific objectives Task 1 - To compare existing and proposed military navigation systems, including GPS, and to estimate the potential cost avoidance that would result from the phasing out of current systems as a result of GPS becoming operational. Task 2 - To identify and describe operational demonstration using contemporary weapon systems that could display the utility of GPS for military application. Task 3 - To identify weapon systems currently under development that could benefit from the early availability of GPS test range instrumentation.
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