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Interference with satellite navigation systems, aimed at protecting Russia’s strategic facilities on the Peninsula

28.03.19 23300

Russia on the coast of the annexed Crimea distort GPS signals, to hide their strategic assets. This is stated in the report of the American NGO C4ADS.

The report says that Russia began to interfere in the work of satellite navigation systems from February 2016. In fact, the Russian side is trying to distort the signals, which leads to the fact that the system incorrectly identifies the location of the object, vehicle or aircraft which cannot correctly determine your location.

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Experts say that fixed 9883 case of Russian interference in GNSS in 10 locations that influenced the work navigation systems 1311 civilian ships.

“Using scientific data of the sensor to the International space station, we can identify the activities which represents a significant threat to GPS systems civil airlines in the region,” the study says.

Most often, Russia interferes with the performance of GNSS in order to protect their strategic assets, in particular, located on the coast of the annexed Crimea.

As previously reported by the Focus:

  • It also became known that in the sea of Azov denied navigation systems, in addition to Russian GLONASS.
  • The chief of the General staff Muzhenko did not answer the question of when the Ukrainian ships will pass through the Kerch Strait.
  • At the same time, commander of the naval forces of Ukraine Igor Voronchenko said that Russia wants to legalize the sea near the Crimea and building up the fleet.