This US Department of Defence photo obtained January 19, 2017 shows A B-2 spirit stealth bomber as it takes off to conduct air strikes in Libya. Such missions rely on a range of satellite-based technology – so much so that the Pentagon is worried about how it would fight an analogue war. Photo: Agence France-Presse This US Department of Defence photo obtained January 19, 2017 shows A B-2 spirit stealth bomber as it takes off to conduct air strikes in Libya. Such missions rely on a range of satellite-based technology – so much so that the Pentagon is worried about how it would fight an analogue war. Photo: Agence France-Presse
This US Department of Defence photo obtained January 19, 2017 shows A B-2 spirit stealth bomber as it takes off to conduct air strikes in Libya. Such missions rely on a range of satellite-based technology – so much so that the Pentagon is worried about how it would fight an analogue war. Photo: Agence France-Presse

The space erase: US military goes back to basics as it prepares for war without GPS or other satellite technology

The Pentagon is teaching troops how to use paper maps and sextants to navigate, in case an enemy destroys its satellites

Topic |   War and conflict
This US Department of Defence photo obtained January 19, 2017 shows A B-2 spirit stealth bomber as it takes off to conduct air strikes in Libya. Such missions rely on a range of satellite-based technology – so much so that the Pentagon is worried about how it would fight an analogue war. Photo: Agence France-Presse This US Department of Defence photo obtained January 19, 2017 shows A B-2 spirit stealth bomber as it takes off to conduct air strikes in Libya. Such missions rely on a range of satellite-based technology – so much so that the Pentagon is worried about how it would fight an analogue war. Photo: Agence France-Presse
This US Department of Defence photo obtained January 19, 2017 shows A B-2 spirit stealth bomber as it takes off to conduct air strikes in Libya. Such missions rely on a range of satellite-based technology – so much so that the Pentagon is worried about how it would fight an analogue war. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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