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Russia disrupts GPS during NATO drill, Finland to investigate reports

Source : 112 Ukraine

Juha Sipila, the Finnish Prime Minister, said that Moscow was likely to blame for the disruption
16:51, 12 November 2018

Trident Juncture drills in Norway
Deutsche Welle

Russia might have disrupted Finland's GPS signal during NATO's recent military drills, as the Prime Minister of Finland said, Deutsche Welle reports.

Besides, the jamming affected air traffic in Norway.

“Pilots in Finland and Norway lost GPS navigation signals during recent NATO's large-scale Trident Juncture exercise near Russia's western border,” the news agency says.

Related: NATO troops practice in protecting Norwegian coast during Trident Juncture drills

Juha Sipila, the Finnish Prime Minister, said that Moscow was likely to blame for the disruption.

"Technology-wise, it's relatively easy to disturb a radio signal, and it's possible that Russia was behind it. We will investigate, and then we will respond. This is not a joke, it threatened the air security of ordinary people," he was quoted as saying.

Related: NATO “Trident Juncture 2018” drills kicks off in Norway

Sipila noted that this incident would be treated as a breach of Finnish airspace.

“The goal of the alleged Russian interference was "to demonstrate the capabilities for such actions”,” the statement reads referring to the Prime Minister.

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