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Year of the Generals



 
 
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Old July 11th 14, 09:03 PM posted to sci.geo.satellite-nav
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Year of the Generals
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Conference attendees were pleasantly surprised with the access they
had to General Hyten as he toured exhibits and joined fellow
attendees for lunch, presentations, and discussions in the hallways.
General Hyten made it clear that he was there to interact with ION
JNC attendees and welcomed everyone to engage him in conversation. A
rare invitation from a very busy general officer with huge
responsibilities and an invitation that many attendees clearly took
to heart, as General Hyten was continually engaged in discussions
during his two-day stay.

In his plenary presentation, General Hyten addressed GPS and the
general lack of knowledge in the public today concerning the origins
of the system. Hint the answer is the United States Air Force. More
on that later.


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Old July 11th 14, 09:40 PM posted to sci.geo.satellite-nav
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On 11/07/2014 22:03, Sam Wormley wrote:
Year of the Generals
In his plenary presentation, General Hyten addressed GPS and the
general lack of knowledge in the public today concerning the origins
of the system. Hint the answer is the United States Air Force. More
on that later.


Does the USAF have generals?

Mike.

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Old July 13th 14, 10:00 PM posted to sci.geo.satellite-nav
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On 2014.07.11, 17:40 , Mike Coon wrote:
On 11/07/2014 22:03, Sam Wormley wrote:
Year of the Generals
In his plenary presentation, General Hyten addressed GPS and the
general lack of knowledge in the public today concerning the origins
of the system. Hint the answer is the United States Air Force. More
on that later.


Does the USAF have generals?


The US Air Force has general officers in the ranks of Brigadier General,
Major General, Lieutenant General and General.

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Old July 14th 14, 11:20 PM posted to sci.geo.satellite-nav
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On Sun, 13 Jul 2014 18:00:27 -0400, Alan Browne
wrote:

On 2014.07.11, 17:40 , Mike Coon wrote:
On 11/07/2014 22:03, Sam Wormley wrote:
Year of the Generals
In his plenary presentation, General Hyten addressed GPS and the
general lack of knowledge in the public today concerning the origins
of the system. Hint the answer is the United States Air Force. More
on that later.


Does the USAF have generals?


The US Air Force has general officers in the ranks of Brigadier General,
Major General, Lieutenant General and General.

Once again the Air Force is taking credit for something they actually
had little to do with creating. The reality GPS is a direct descendant
of the Transit Sat Nav system developed by the US Navy.
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Old July 15th 14, 11:53 AM posted to sci.geo.satellite-nav
Alan Browne
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On 2014.07.14, 19:20 , matt weber wrote:
On Sun, 13 Jul 2014 18:00:27 -0400, Alan Browne
wrote:

On 2014.07.11, 17:40 , Mike Coon wrote:
On 11/07/2014 22:03, Sam Wormley wrote:
Year of the Generals
In his plenary presentation, General Hyten addressed GPS and the
general lack of knowledge in the public today concerning the origins
of the system. Hint the answer is the United States Air Force. More
on that later.

Does the USAF have generals?


The US Air Force has general officers in the ranks of Brigadier General,
Major General, Lieutenant General and General.

Once again the Air Force is taking credit for something they actually
had little to do with creating. The reality GPS is a direct descendant
of the Transit Sat Nav system developed by the US Navy.


So what? The issue was that the US armed forces had a wide variety of
navigation systems. Transit, while very accurate, was not appropriate
to real-time navigation of aircraft or tanks or troops on the ground.

The armed forces needed a single nav system that all the services could
use for all of their platforms.

The Navy, the Marine Corps, the Army and the Air Force (not to mention
civilian agencies like NASA and private companies (contractors)) all
participated in the spec, proof of concept, prototyping and development
of GPS. It is a collective triumph that does not "belong" to the Air
Force - it belongs to the US. And we can all thank Ronald Reagan for
making it publicly available worldwide and thank Bill Clinton for
removing S/A.

Petulantly crying that it "was the Navy's ball" is childish and akin to
those saying "Apple stole their ideas from Xerox PARC". Stories that
are badly told half truths wrapped in malicious agenda.

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