Russia has blocked signals of the GPS navigation system near the Norwegian border, Norway's intelligence service stated.
Morten Haga Lunde, the head of the intelligence service, said that the actions of the Russian Federation are “not only a new challenge for Norwegian and Allied training operations, but also a threat to civilian air traffic, the police and health operations”.
In October and November 2018, NATO held large-scale military exercises, NATO Trident Juncture exercises, which involved Finland and Sweden. The Norwegian Ministry of Defense stated that Russia interfered with the GPS operation during maneuvers. The signal allegedly came from the Kola Peninsula. The Kremlin has denied these allegations.