However GPS legally is not a liability on USA as legally still declared experimental not operational.
So they are not bound to provide same accuracy to anyone except their own forces.
The GPS signal accuracy always deteriorates in war zones. Speaking from experience.
GNSS augmentation applies Kalman equations and rejects signals deemed inaccurate. However those calculations are based on taking an average between various signals and if more than one satellite positioning systems are injection error in their signal then even that method will be in accurate.
The manual override you are on about needs radio signal reception which needs line of sight communication with the weapon system, again a problem in mountainous terrain.
Thing is, the IAF never said SPICE was used, or any other specific system. They are media speculations, regardless of how reliable they can be. There are also reports that PGHSLD of lower weight classes were used alongside SPICE.
Either way, damage seems precise and pretty extensive as higher resolution images emerge.
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That is an argument that can be played both ways and is premised on the assumption that US intelligence is so good that they can figure out when the pilot will flip the weapon and in what sequence the weapons will be released.
Then the speculation that IAF foiled PAF's intended targets of Sirnagar and Avantipore AFBs as primary target needs to be brought to fore, because that is something which we suspect as being the primary and the actual targeting being secondary.
Yah the reuters image from ground shows they have likely painted over (looks pretty fresh paint on main building) and patched everything up already (and likely would be tell tale up close)....hence why they are keeping reuters journalists strictly away still:
So any satellite images now would need really good resolution to capture it all....I say let time play out.
In mean time Pakistan keeping journalists away from the area says a lot. I am pointing this out to people in the know that matter from my end.
Sir is how you address veterans like Falcon & vstol Jockey. They've earned it. Apart from @Guynextdoor who's older than your oldest uncle. Hence you use terms like uncle to address him. He doesn't deserve such honorifics but it's a reflection of your upbringing. I've no such accomplishments to my credit nor am I old enough to deserve honorifics.
Voices within India are saying New Delhi has 'lost Kashmir', says Shah Mahmood Qureshi - Pakistan - DAWN.COM
Just a little respite and they are back to old tricks!
Its quite natural for a gandhi family guys to confuse Negotiation as dealmaking . Here is wat it actually means
Dealmaking : The one quattarochi uncle or Robert Vadra does.
Negotiating : Effort done 2 release hostages held by terrorist after due consultation with all political parties .
Why not? Message to IAF, who undertook the attack.
I doubt they missed.
I have my theory which seems quite plausible.
IAF hit the targets. Message sent and received.
PAF released the weapons at the points they wanted, message sent (to the larger audience in their home) and received.
Now both sides are grandstanding to the public while giving PM IK Niazi time to walk the talk. And the present situation will continue to ensure Pakistan does undertake the steps it has promised to. Otherwise, escalation is with India now.
Limit of escalation. By not closing airspace limited the points at which PAF could have engaged IAF to near LoC. WC Varthman's initiative was not in equation and the planners never anticipated an Air to Air combat involving loss of a plane. It was weird because our planners tried to balance a strike with limiting the escalation. It didn't go as planned... Conflict never does anyways.Counter, by not closing it's airspace, what has India achieved, in your opinion, with a PAF retaliation?