South Korea to build eLoran system

South Korea will award a contract this month to secure technology required to build an eLoran system as an alternative to GPS, reports the Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC).

The announcement follows South Korea pointing the finger at North Korea for jamming its GPS signal reception in late March.

The South Korean eLoran plan envisions setting up coastal transmitters by the end of 2019, said Seo Ji-won, a government advisory panel member and professor at Yonsei University.

According to ABC, the jamming lasted nearly a week and affected signal reception of more than 1,000 aircraft and 700 ships, with the jamming originating from five locations along the border.

 

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