The Spy Who Loved Me Gadgets
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Submarine Tracking System
What better place for a field trip than a Polaris nuclear submarine – because up pops Q, “We already know that satellites with infra red heat sensors can detect a nuclear missile in flight by its tail fire...”
Our hero continues, “Someone can now locate a submerged nuclear submarine in exactly the same way. By its weight.”
To explain – the Western defence strategy could now be completely undermined.
And so, Bond is set off on his adventure.
The US Department of Defense developed a Global Positioning System through classified engineering and design studies and projects throughout the 1960s. The navy, the air force, and others all had systems of some use to their departments, but the use of the space based satellite navigation system was not fully operational until 1994, which is when the system was able to utilise orbital satellites to provide location and time information on all weather systems.
The United States still maintains the technology, but anyone with a GPS receiver is able to use the system. Which is a real boon to Bond villains who have subsequently come up with all sorts of devious world domination plans since its humble introduction in the form of a Submarine Tracking System in The Spy Who Loved Me.
Other nations have systems in various stages of progress, such as the Russian Global Navigation System, the Chinese Compass Navigation System, and the European Union Galileo Positioning System. The only possible reason why the world would not work together on a unified and purposeful satellite system is because of the point made in the previous paragraph.
The system came on-line in 1973 after a meeting of military officers at the Pentagon discussed the creation of a Defense Navigation Satellite System. The Spy Who Loved Me came out just four years later. We are obviously not the only people to consider the potential usage and dastardly consequences.
Aside from military use, the practical every day uses such as television, telephone, the internet and even satellite navigation systems that can pick your car up on a country lane and tell you where you need to go, is quite remarkable.
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