Saturday, September 5, 2015

Aviation safety assets compromised

Some kind of military exercise now underway in the southeastern US reportedly poses risk of compromising aviation safety aids intended to prevent mid-air collisions.

Flying magazine is among aviation media reporting the potential for compromise:
The FAA is warning pilots flying in the Southeast that ADS-B and TCAS traffic avoidance technology will be disrupted the entire month of September from Virginia to Florida because of "military activities."
What kind of military exercise can justify intentional 30 day disruption of main-line civilian aviation safety aids?

Update: Any chance a Russian spy ship, believed to be scouting underwater terrain and assets near Kings Bay, Georgia, has anything to do with the short-notice U.S. naval exercise?

Also happening now, U.S. naval forces are conducting exercises with Ukraine in the Black Sea. Perhaps something Russia might attempt to counter or respond to in some way, somewhere.

Anyone remember the Cold War?

It appears to be back with a vengeance, though we've been saying that for a while now.

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