Allegations of disrupting GPS signals are only a single step in Norway’s array of verbal attacks against Russia. Previously, Norway accused Russia of simulating an attack on a US-supported radar in the Barents Sea.
Norway’s Defence Minister Frank Bakke-Jensen has reiterated his claims that Russia disrupted global positioning system signals during recent NATO drills in his country. According to Bakke-Jensen, Norway has “electronic proof” of the Russian jamming.
Following NATO’s massive Trident Juncture drills last November, Finland and Norway claimed that Moscow may have intentionally disrupted GPS signals. This, they claimed, may have affected the navigation of civilian air traffic in the Arctic.
“Russia asked us to give proof. So we gave them the proof”, Frank Bakke-Jensen said, as quoted by Reuters. By his own admission, the “proof” consisted of measurements showing that signals had been jammed.
Asked whether Russia could have targeted Norway intentionally, the minister said: “They were exercising very close to the border and they knew this will affect areas on the other side”.
“Russia said ‘thank you, we will come back when our experts review that’. To have such an answer from Russia is a positive thing”, Bakke-Jensen ventured. “To be a neighbour of Russia you need to be patient”, he mused.
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