6/18/2007 - LE BOURGET, France -- Boeing successfully
completed developmental flight testing of its
Integrated GPS Anti-Jam System (IGAS) for the Joint
Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) weapon system May 29 at
the U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center, China Lake, Calif.
"IGAS uses digital signal processing to significantly
reduce the impact of GPS jamming, allowing the
warfighter to use JDAM with confidence in a variety of
battlefield environments," said Boeing IGAS Program
Manager Dennis Kast. "Its performance continues to
exceed our highest expectations."
During the program, testers released five weapons
from a U.S. Navy F/A-18 under various mission and GPS
jamming scenarios. All five weapons acquired and
maintained their GPS coordinates while flying to their
Boeing will complete IGAS development in 2007, with
deliveries planned to begin in 2008.
Known as the world's most accurate bomb, JDAM is a
GPS-aided, near-precision weapon that the U.S. Air
Force and Navy have used extensively in global combat
operations, including Afghanistan and Iraq. JDAM
guidance kits are capable of guiding 500- to
2,000-pound inventory warheads, and are widely
acknowledged as the "warfighters' weapon of choice."
Since 1998, Boeing has produced more than 180,000 tail
Source: Boeing Press Release