Lost in the desert, they demanded GPS: The adoption of GPS by the US armed services

04 December 2023
GPS World

AI Generated Summary

The initial resistance to GPS in the military was met with urgency when it was discovered that Army tank drivers were frequently getting lost in the desert.

Despite this, civilian interest in GPS was low due to uncertain funding.

In 2000, President Clinton ordered the cessation of selective availability of the civilian signal, allowing for improved accuracy for all users.