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US Military Plane Forced Down By North Korean Electronic Attack

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SEOUL - A US military reconnaissance plane came under electronic attack from North Korea and had to make an emergency landing during a major military exercise in March, a political aide said Friday. The aide said the plane suffered disturbance to its GPS system due to jamming signals from the North's southwestern cities of Haeju and Kaesong as it was taking part in the annual US-South Korea drill, Key Resolv (www.myfoxny.com) More...

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padgettrea
Any chance we can connect the bomb doors to the GPS system??
chris13
Chris Bryant 0
Don't forget that the Korean War is not over; we're merely in a cease-fire.
RandyClukey
Randy Clukey 0
"Any chance we can connect the bomb doors to the GPS system??"

Ha. Nicely done.
CriticalMass
CriticalMass 0
"Forced down"? I don't think so. Another journalistic faux pas. Did it abort and land? Sounds like it did but being forced down is something altogether different. Every electronic recon plane I was ever associated with had an inertial system on board as well. As accurate as GPS? No. There must have been concern that the jamming was might be a prelude to further attack and discretion required aborting. Reaching back a ways, the bad guys used to do what was called meaconing as well as jamming. Meaconing was the luring of an aircraft off course. Right decision to abort until a fuller assessment can be made.
cm5299
Chuck Me 0
They were just testing their LightSpeed network. :)
Stonesurfer
Stonesurfer 0
I love the one comment on there-

We should have given them a chance to try and electronically jam an incoming missile or twelve.
acmi
acmi 0
electronic jamming creates a target now days...we missed an opportunity
sheka
mark tufts 0
time to give north korea a taste of its own medicine and jam their systens and say that it was an acident
genethemarine
Gene spanos 0
Birds away!
jimquinndallas
Jim Quinn 0
There is of course the possibility that we WANT the North to believe that their jamming efforts are effective. Otherwise I'd be suspicious of a story released to the public such as this one. Many times there is a motive behind the madness of "leaking" this sort of story, but to give public recognition for this event raises my own antenna. It seems to me that there is more to this story....
navydoc192
steven meyer 0
SOUNDS LIKE IT IS TIME TO BRING OUR OWN VERSION OF A JAMMER JAMMER OUT. SIMILAR TO VG2 TECHNOLOGY
MervT
Merv Thornton 0
I agree with Jim Quinn. The smart thing to do is to spread dis-information about the use of an adversaries capabilities and effectiveness.
dtschuck
Maybe we should deploy our 'Bamer Jammer' and give them a taste of their own medicine.
redmdz
Mike Ziemann 0
I don't know the details of this, but I HIGHLY doubt the aircraft was "forced down" or had to make an "emergency" landing. An aircraft that loses its GPS ability still flies just fine, only the precision of its navigation isn't as great (but is still as good as navigation was for the first 90+ years of aviation). Most likely, the aircraft cut its mission short, but I'm sure the landing was 100% routine. Melodramatic journalism trying to hype a non-story in order to attract readers.

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