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The military is scrambling to understand the aviation crash risk from a new 5G sale | Defense News

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The military is scrambling to understand the aviation crash risk from a new 5G sale | Defense News
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Federal Communications Commission began auctioning a portion of the C-band electromagnetic spectrum to focus on the 5G industry in the US. However, concerns are raised about radar altimeters which is a critical piece of aviation technology used by military, commercial, and civil aircraft to measure the distance between an aircraft and the ground. The aviation groups have raised concerns on the risk involved that 5G operations on the spectrum sold by the FCC could cause interference that would provide inaccurate readings on altimeters. This would be a potential risk for accidents leaving pilots unaware of how far they are from the ground and potentially leading to aviation crashes.

Source: https://www.defensenews.com/2020/12/21/the-military-is-scrambling-to-understand-the-aviation-crash-risk-from-a-new-5g-sale/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+navy-times%2Fnews%2Fyour-navy+%28Navy+Times+-+Arc+RSS+-+Your+Navy%29