Next JAMFEST Rescheduled to January 2009

Next JAMFEST Rescheduled to January 2009

The 746th Test Squadron (746 TS) will conduct its sixth JAMFEST, an innovative GPS jamming exercise at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), New Mexico, in mid-January, 2009 — a rescheduling of the event that had been planned to take place next month.

JAMFEST programs are aimed at providing low-cost, realistic, GPS jamming scenarios for testing GPS-based navigation systems, as well as training personnel in unique GPS denied environments.

The 746th Test Squadron (746 TS) will conduct its sixth JAMFEST, an innovative GPS jamming exercise at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), New Mexico, in mid-January, 2009 — a rescheduling of the event that had been planned to take place next month.

JAMFEST programs are aimed at providing low-cost, realistic, GPS jamming scenarios for testing GPS-based navigation systems, as well as training personnel in unique GPS denied environments.

Located at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico (NM), the 746th TS, also known as the Central Inertial and GPS Test Facility (CIGTF), is the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) designated lead test organization chartered to test and evaluate GPS user equipment and integrated GPS-based guidance and navigation systems.

Through partnership with the GPS Wing and the Joint Navigation Warfare Center (JNWC), the 746 TS is able to provide this diverse testing and training opportunity at a significantly reduced cost to JAMFEST participants.

During JAMFEST ’07 held last November the 746 TS hosted 17 simultaneous, yet very dissimilar customers, including multi-service DoD agencies, several defense contractors, and other government and civil 
organizations.

The overall goal of JAMFEST ’07 was to provide and characterize the GPS jamming environment in multiple configurations to enable the participants to test, train, or gain experience in a GPS-jammed scenario.

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