Gen. John Raymond, U.S. Space Command and Air Force Space Command commander, discusses “Space Power: Warfighting in Space to Win on Earth” during the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 16, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Armando Schwier-Morales)

Pentagon Officials Slam FCC’s Ligado 5G Decision, Citing National Security Risks

Pentagon officials on Wednesday slammed a recent Federal Communications Commission decision to allow Ligado to deploy a nationwide mobile broadband network, saying it may disrupt GPS signals crucial to military operations.

“I spent most of my military career, integrating GPS and other space capabilities into everything that we do as a joint force. And today there’s absolutely nothing that we do as a joint force that isn’t enabled by space and specifically GPS,” explained U.S. Space Force Gen. John Raymond in his opening remarks before the Senate Armed Service Committee.

“It [GPS] has revolutionized military operations and it is employed in every step of the kill chain to defeat our adversaries,” the nation’s top military space officer added.

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