Polish Troops in Afghanistan Misled by GPS Snafus
According to the Telegraph, the GPS units displayed erroneous location data, operated incredibly slowly and offered only two hours of battery life. The devices allegedly (and, obviously, incorrectly) placed the Polish troops in incredibly distant and arbitrary lands, including an assortment of African nations. Poland's military officials apparently attributed the mistakes to defective antennas, but Polish prosecutors -- who are currently looking into corruption in the military's procurement practices -- are inquiring why they would buy GPS units that had underwhelmed them during field tests. Again, it was because of "corruption" -- so don't even go there.