Coalition pilots strike satellite guidance jammers
/ Published March 25, 2003
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.