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Coalition pilots strike satellite guidance jammers

OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM -- Coalition airmen struck Iraqi equipment used to jam satellite guidance systems March 24, according to defense officials.

B-1B Lancers and F-117 Nighhawks bombed six Global Positioning System jammers during coalition strikes. Iraq was using the jammers in an attempt to disrupt the guidance system of satellite-guided munitions.

Initial battle damage assessments indicate four of the six jammers were destroyed on March 22 using satellite-guided munitions dropped from a B-1B. The coalition re-struck two of the Iraqi jammers using other satellite-guided munitions dropped from two F-117s on March 24. Battle damage assessment is still ongoing, said Combined Air Operations Center officials.

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