Since the Russo Ukrainian War, electronic stations have been a part of the war, and the Russian military has often used GPS interference to interfere with the navigation and positioning of drones and targeting missiles.But this has also led to an increase in GPS interference in other areas along the Russia Ukraine border.According to a new report by French aviation officials, the Russian military is interfering with aviation satellite navigation in the Black Sea, eastern Finland, and near Kaliningrad, a small Russian province located on the Baltic Sea coast between Lithuania and Poland.
The interruption of satellite navigation was caused by Russian trucks equipped with GPS jammers, which are designed to protect the Russian military from GPS guided ammunition attacks.According to early CSIS threat assessment reports, these trucks are very large and can be easily seen in some satellite images (opened in new tags).The device is' military grade ', which means it took Russia several years to develop the system and there was no commercial procurement.These high-power, long-lasting GPS jammers can easily become targets.
Any powerful and consistent RF transmission can easily locate and attack.Many armies have missiles specifically designed to track and destroy signal jammer.Even without such weapons, DF technology can accurately locate launchers for artillery or air or ground attacks.Therefore, Ukraine has been less affected.This may be related to Ukraine's significant Soviet era weapons reserves.These devices do not rely on GPS and are not related to Russia, which uses the same navigation frequency. The report also adds that GPS interference occurred long before the invasion of Ukraine on February 24th, as the Russian military has been regularly interfering with GPS signals in Ukraine since 2014.
Navstar broadcasts on a typical set of radio frequencies that can be received by GPS receivers such as car navigation devices or mobile phones.One way to avoid interference is to change or expand the transmission frequency, making it more difficult for interfering devices to block the signal.GPS jammers typically operate by using a large number of radio antennas, which emit radio "noise" to block certain signals.Russia has also been trying to jam the broadband signal of SpaceX's Starlink internet satellite to Ukraine through GPS jammers.
In addition, pilots flying in the Arctic Circle in northern Finland were also warned that Russia's electronic warfare had disrupted civil aviation to airports such as Ivalo and Rovaniemi.This spring, GPS interference events also affected flights around Finland, the Baltic Sea, and the Kaliningrad region of Russia, Euronews.However, these events are likely not intentional.Norwegian military officials have repeatedly pointed out that the Pechenga area is the birthplace of electronic warfare forces sending interference signals to the west to interfere with the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS).