US Navy Revives Ancient Navigation as Cyber Threats Grow

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jared King


Satellites and GPS are vulnerable to cyber attack. The tools of yesteryear are not.

The Naval Academy stopped teaching celestial navigation in the late 1990s, deeming the hard-to-learn skill irrelevant in an era when satellites can relay a ship’s location with remarkable ease and precision. Continue reading