USAF Is Jamming GPS In The Western U.S. For Largest Ever Red Flag Air War Exercise

January 27th, 2018

Via: The Drive:

The year’s first iteration of the USAF’s premier set of aerial war games, known commonly as Red Flag, is kicking off today at Nellis Air Force Base just outside of Las Vegas, but this exercise will be different than any in the past. Not only is it the largest of its kind in the exercise’s 42 year history, but the USAF is going to blackout GPS over the sprawling Nevada Test and Training Range to challenge aircrews and their weaponry under realistic fighting conditions. The tactic will spill over throughout the region, with warnings being posted stating inconsistent GPS service could be experienced by aircrews flying throughout the western United States.

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One Response to “USAF Is Jamming GPS In The Western U.S. For Largest Ever Red Flag Air War Exercise”

  1. cryingfreeman Says:

    I heard that the same thing happened in Scandinavia in the autumn past during Russia’s “Zapad” (“West”) wargames. The Swedes, Norwegians and Finns are in a panic about Russian intentions.

    BTW, I still live in Latvia and am becoming increasingly anxious to migrate back west. The roads in the Baltics are bad; it takes me 9 hours of driving (pretty much non-stop) to get to Warsaw, but after that there is a proper motorway all the way to Germany. In any crisis, those roads east of Warsaw could very well become closed down, or worse, become part of occupied territory.

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