Published: Wed, November 14, 2018

Russian Federation denies blame for Arctic GPS interference

Russian Federation denies blame for Arctic GPS interference

Pilots in Finland and Norway lost Global Positioning System navigation signals during recent NATO's large-scale Trident Juncture exercise near Russia's western border.

"Let's just say that technology-wise it's relatively easy to disturb a radio signal transmitted across an open space", Sipila said.

In addition to participating in exercises, Norwegian handsome have recorded a video to the teachings and talked with the NATO leadership, in particular, with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila revealed on Sunday that air navigation services across the country had to issue traffic warnings due to the interruption last week, which is believed to have been deliberate.

During the Trident Juncture military exercises, Russia made clear its displeasure at what it saw as an anti-Russian show of force on its doorstep, warning that Nato's gesture would not go unanswered. While Finland is not a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member, it participated in the massive drill that involved around 50,000 personnel.


Too impatient to wait for an actual investigation, the Finnish PM went on to speculate that Russian Federation jammed up Finland's Global Positioning System in order to "demonstrate the capabilities for such actions".

"It is possible that Russian Federation has been the disrupting party in this". We will investigate, and then we will respond. "It threatened the air security of ordinary people". While much of the activity was largely based in central and southern Norway, fighter jets and other military aircraft used airports in northern Norway and Finland. The Kremlin on Monday denied involvement in the Finnish GPS disturbance.

Meanwhile, Finnish President Sauli Niinisto has joined the score of Finnish politicians demanding an investigation of the reported interference.

Finland, which shares an 833-mile border with Russian Federation, has a troubled history with its neighbour, but maintained resolutely neutral during the the Cold War.

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