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Norway gives Kremlin evidence of Russia’s involvement in GPS failures during NATO exercises
The Norwegian Defense Minister, Frank Bakke-Jensen, announced that Norway received electronic evidence about Russia's interference with the Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation during recent NATO exercises. He has demanded an explanation from Moscow, reports Voice of America.
Norway and Finland suspected that Russia has interfered with the GPS signals before and during the exercises in November 2018. This interference also affected the navigation of civilian air traffic in the Arctic. …
Norway: Russia is jamming GPS signals and putting passenger flights at risk
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 …
NATO thanks Russia for 'assistance' during military exercises
During the NATO military exercises Trident Juncture 2018, Russia created obstacles to the operation of the GPS equipment. Nevertheless, Russia unwittingly helped the Alliance forces who performed military tasks to improve skills, stated NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller, Ukrinform reported.
“The representatives of the commanding staff of the exercises said that they expected such actions by Russia. They believe this helped to train better since Russia’s attempts to interfere …
Finland accuses Russia of GPS failures during NATO exercises
The Finnish Foreign Ministry said that they agree with the conclusions of the Norwegian military that the interference in the GPS navigation system during the NATO exercises was caused by Russia. Nevertheless, in a statement published on its website, the Ministry said that it believed it was inappropriate to disclose details of this case to the public, it was stated .
As noted by the ministry representative, the authorities continue to investigate the incident and are currently discussing …
Norway: Russia jammed GPS signal during NATO exercises
The Norwegian Ministry of Defense claims that Russia, operating from the Kola Peninsula, interfered with the work of the satellite navigation systems (GPS), which were used by air traffic, during the NATO Trident juncture military exercises.
The Aftenposten newspaper reported that the Norwegian Ministry of Defense sent a statement to the Norwegian Telegraph Bureau (NTB) accusing Russia of causing GPS failures.
“We are monitoring the situation along with other departments concerned. It is …
Finnish Prime Minister: Russia might be responsible for GPS failures during NATO exercises
During an interview with Yle news agency, the Prime Minister of Finland Juha Sipilä stated that he believes that the failures of the GPS navigation system that occurred during the NATO Trident Juncture military exercises can be attributed to Russia.
“In technical terms, it is relatively easy to disrupt radio signals, and it is possible that Russia is behind this,” said Sipilä, adding that Russia has the means to do it. “This is a message to all countries participating in the military exercises, …
Lavrov expresses concern over NATO activity near Russian borders
RIA Novosti reports that the Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov stated that Russia could not disregard the increase in NATO activity near their borders.
“We cannot disregard such a serious destabilizing factor in the Atlantic, as the revitalization of NATO activities on the Russian border,” he said following talks in Madrid with the Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell.
Lavrov added that he discussed with his Spanish colleague the relationship between Russia and the European Union and …
Russian warplanes provoke NATO during exercises near Norway
Without warning, Russian Tu-142 anti-ship airplanes flew at low altitude over ships transporting NATO marines near the coast of Norway. The incident, which took place on November 2, was reported the following day, Deutsche Welle writes.
“The marines were on board the Mount Whitney, the flagship of the US Sixth Fleet,” the report states.
Moscow recently expressed its dissatisfaction at the holding of NATO’s Trident Juncture exercise, the alliance’s largest since the end of the Cold War. …
Russia deploys Samarkand electronic warfare systems near NATO's eastern borders
The Russian Defense Ministry deployed the latest Samarkand electronic warfare systems (EW) in strategic areas, Interfax reported with reference to the data from the government procurement portal. The systems are deployed in seven regions, including the Kaliningrad and Krasnodar oblasts and Primorsky Krai, as well as in the territory of neighboring Belarus.
“According to the tender documents, at least 13 EW Samarkand-U, Samarkand SU-Pred-K2, and Samarkand PU-Pred-D" systems have been deployed …
NATO to conduct about twenty ‘experiments’ during military exercises near the Russian borders
NATO plans to conduct about twenty “experiments” during the biggest military exercises in recent years near the Russian borders from October 25 to November 7, RIA Novosti reports citing Supreme Allied Command Transformation.
NATO’s Trident Juncture 2018 (TRJE18) exercises will be conducted in Norway and will involve about fifty thousand soldiers from thirty countries. “The exercises will provide an environment for testing, clarifying and further development of existing or new capabilities. …