From “We don’t need it” to “We can’t live without it”
04 December 2023
During a discussion about the cancellation of GPS, Tom Cooper, a lead staffer for the House Armed Services Committee, cited its significant benefits for the accuracy of SIGINT locations.
This was a point of contention as the Air Force had initially been opposed to GPS.
The resistance to GPS was reportedly rooted in the Strategic Air Command, which in the 1980s believed it would never use satellites.