When asked to take a stance against reported GPS interference during the recent NATO drill Trident Juncture, the largest on Norwegian soil in decades, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg chose not to perpetuate speculations regarding Russia’s involvement and refused to go into detail.
NATO is paying more attention to radioelectronic warfare and has increased its potential in this sphere, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said regarding the GPS navigation system malfunction during the mega drill, which was partly based in the northern Finnish region of Lapland, albeit without addressing the hypotheses of Russia’s engagement, voiced by Finnish officials.
“There were similar reports from Norway, but I can’t share more accurate information,” Stoltenberg said at a conference in Berlin. “True,” he added, “we have seen cyber and radioelectronic devices being used increasingly in various operations. We take all these questions very seriously in order to be able to respond to electronic warfare and perfect our own capabilities, including in the cybersphere. And we have increased our capabilities in order to cope with such challenges and threats, including during military operations.”
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