S. Korea, US stage space training against NK GPS jamming threats

South Korea and the US have conducted joint space exercises to fend off North Korea's global positioning system (GPS) jamming attacks and other space-based threats, the Air Force said on April 24, SİA informs referring to The Korea Times.

The Air Force's Space Operation Squadron and the US Space Forces Korea formed an integrated team to conduct the training as part of the Korea Flying Training (KFT), an annual large-scale airpower drill.

It marked the first time that an integrated space operation team attended the KFT, a two-week drill that has been underway since April 12 at an air base in Gunsan, 178 kilometers south of Seoul.

During the exercises, the allied forces simulated scenarios to deter satellite communication interference and enhance the accuracy of GPS systems against potential North Korean threats.

Utilizing data collected by US military satellites, they shared coordinates of jamming attacks and relevant information with allied forces, enabling South Korean and US fighter jets to accurately target the origin of jamming attacks, the Air Force said.

The team also discussed ways to integrate South Korean spy satellites in real missions and operations to prepare for their deployment in the future, it noted.

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