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Russians have learned to jam GPS signals for hundreds of British Air Force flights

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jul1,2024

Russians have learned to jam the GPS signal for hundreds of British Air Force flights

In the first four In the month of 2024, one in four UK Air Force flights encountered GPS signal interference. Russia is involved in this.

The Telegraph writes about this with reference to data from the Flight Radar 24 monitoring service.

The publication analyzed information about 63 aircraft of the British Air Force in the period from January 1 to April 30. During this period, they made 1,467 flights over Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

The data shows that 142 of the UK's 504 transport and surveillance flights across Eastern Europe were subject to GPS jamming. Of these, 60 recorded repeated jamming attempts.

When looking at flights that the air force carried out over the eastern Mediterranean, the number of blocked air force flights increased to 40%.

Telegraph notes that Some obstacles may come from Israel as it seeks to defend against potential GPS-guided weapons launched by the Palestinian group Hamas.

At the same time, Russia has a significant military presence in Syria, so some cases of GPS jamming in the region may originate from there.

Another area where Russia manages to jam GPS signals, — The Kaliningrad region on the Baltic Sea coast between Poland and Lithuania.

British Defense Secretary Grant commented on these data: “This is another example of Russia’s recklessness and another proof that it has escaped the control of a hostile state.” . The minister himself experienced Russian GPS jamming when an Air Force plane transported him from Poland in March.

Earlier, the foreign ministers of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia said that Russia regularly jams GPS signals in the Baltic Sea region, which poses a threat to civil aviation.

And in Romania they said that Russia is actively and constantly jamming the GPS communications of ships in the country’s territorial waters, which creates the risk of ship collisions and other incidents on the NATO border.

< p>Prepared by: Nina Petrovich

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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