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Monday, February 19, 2018

Media: the secret weapon of the Kremlin hits the navigators and the US Navy

According to the newspaper Der Standard, Russia has developed a secret weapon that can make GPS-sabotage, that is, to make the failure in operation of navigation devices working on the basis of the American Global Positioning System. According to journalists, the interference induced on the territory near the Kremlin, and weapons were tested in the Black sea, where the resulting “lost” American warships.

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The publication reports that in the Black sea have been a number of incidents that may indicate the use of “new secret weapon” by Russia.

So, writes the author, 22 June the ship in the Russian port city of Novorossiysk, reported in Department of the Navy about the problems with defining your own coordinates. To the amazement of the captain of the ship, the instruments showed that the ship is… at the airport of Gelendzhik! About similar issues reported to the crews of 20 ships. However, as stated in the publication, the test showed that all the GPS devices were functioning properly.

According to Western experts, the Russian military, the developers have created a device that can send false GPS signals, which indicate the wrong location. However, in the US, such developments too. There they are used for reflection of attacks of drones. The aircraft receives the wrong signal, causing it to fall.

The journalists also recalled that the Russian motorists and taxi drivers complain about the work of navigators and navigation apps in smartphones that use the GPS system in the areas around the Moscow Kremlin. “Car icon began to jump around the map here and there”, “Shaking the virtual compass arrow”, – stated in the material.

The Western media sees this as proof that the Russian government uses GPS spoofing as a means of conducting electronic warfare.


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