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JPADS: circumventing GPS for next-gen precision airdrops

Global positioning system (GPS) tech has been a vital enabler of accurate military airdrops for 25 years, but it has its limitations. With the development of the Joint Precision Airdrop System (JPADS), the US is looking to improve the safety and accuracy of military resupply missions even in regions where GPS is denied or inaccessible.

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