CIA fears Russian GPS on American soil could be used to spy

The Central Intelligence Agency fears Russia’s space agency is using half a dozen monitor stations on U.S. soil to spy and to help improve the accuracy of their weapons, several American officials told The New York Times.


The monitor stations are being used to improve Moscow’s version of the Global Positioning System (GPS), the American satellite network used both to help citizens find the nearest coffee shop and steer guided missiles to their targets. But concerned about Russia’s other uses for the system, the CIA is campaigning to stop the State Department from allowing Roscosmos to build the stations.

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