18 October 2013
As U.S. forces pivot to potential future conflicts over the Pacific, Air Force pilots are now training for enemies that could deny them the GPS, data links, communications and radar they relied on in Afghanistan and Iraq.
However, training for such a situation in the field is challenging because of the logistics required. In order to get real-world experience, a system called Simulated Programmable Aircraft-Embedded Jammer (SPACEJAM) is now being tested that can calculate realistic GPS jamming effects directly on the aircraft’s equipment, without affecting other aircraft in the area, allowing for actual flights in the field. (Image Credit: U.S. Air Force)More Info >
(Air Force Times