GPS Jamming in May

ColdFusion

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Just received via email:

The MoD has informed Ofcom of the following GPS jamming exercise:

Dates: 19 – 26 May 2011.

Times: limited periods between 0700z 19 May to 100z 2 May 2011.

Location: The ground based radar jamming events will take place in the SW approaches against the remote radar head at Portreath 21-22 May, undertaken by F-18 Growler aircraft. Additionally there will be radar jamming against deployed targets in South West Wales throughout the period 19-26 May. Communications and airborne radar jamming will take place throughout the same period on the East Coast with aircraft operating within the North Sea Military Danger Areas. Communications and maritime unit radar jamming will take place in the SW approaches and Bristol Channel. Falcon aircraft will operate from Sea Level to FL240 unless jamming AEW aircraft where they may operate above FL245.

Contact: G R Pickett

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Note: Safety of life operations will take precedence over exercise activities at all times.
 

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The F18 Growler might now find itself re-tasked to warmer climes...

"The Boeing EA-18G Growler is an American carrier-based electronic warfare aircraft, a specialized version of the two-seat F/A-18F Super Hornet. The EA-18G will replace the Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowlers in service with the United States Navy. The Growler's electronic warfare capability is primarily provided by Northrop Grumman. The EA-18G began production in 2007 and entered operational service in late 2009."

Could be very handy as an anti-Maddafi platform.
 

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****. I'm supposed to be racing around there near the start of that exercise. I hope I've finished by 19 May.
 

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****. I'm supposed to be racing around there near the start of that exercise. I hope I've finished by 19 May.

You could always do the nav the good, old fashioned way with paper charts, pencil, dividers & parallel rules. ;)
 

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Will this affect only gps or will radar be affected. Iridium and radio comms would presumably be ok? Does anyone have any ideas how large an area might be affected into Biscay?
 

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And as of a couple of days ago:

Ofcom's notice of a GPS jamming exercise sent on 18/03/2011 (Dates: 19 – 26 May 2011 Times: limited periods between 0700z 19 May to 1600z 2 May 2011) was issued in error and has been withdrawn.



Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
 
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