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USA Today: FAA Warns Military Tests Could Impact GPS Availability in the West

Federal aviation administration (FAA)The Federal Aviation Administration has advised pilots that GPS signals in the West could be affected by military tests at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division in China Lake, California, USA Today reported Tuesday.

Bart Jansen writes the FAA said tests could make GPS signals unreliable or unavailable on June 7, 9, 21, 23, 28 and 30 and affect the flight stability of Embraer Phenom 300 business jets.

“This FAA flight advisory was issued in support of routine research, development, and test and evaluation efforts conducted at China Lake,” NAWCWD said in a statement.

The tests could interfere with GPS signals within at least 50 feet off the ground to as high as 40,000 feet above sea level nearly 550 miles away, USA Today said.

The affected area spans California and Nevada as well as parts of Oregon, Idaho, Utah and Arizona, Jansen wrote.

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