US Air Force plane navigates by tiny changes in Earth’s magnetic field

US Air Force plane navigates by tiny changes in Earth’s magnetic field

A US Air Force jet that may navigate using tiny variations in Earth’s magnetic field will need a test flight the following month. The technology could possibly be used on aircraft instead of GPS, which is simpler to hinder than magnetic field sensors.

The USAF’s Position, Navigation and Timing programme is by using a mixture of sensors in a modular AgilePod, a device which can be easily mounted beneath a plane. In the tests, …

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