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How GPS warfare is playing havoc with civilian life

May 2024: “NATO has blamed Russia for such GNSS interruptions across large parts of Europe,including one that affected a flight carrying the UK defense secretary. Conflict in the Middle East has also increased GPS manipulation in the region. Some world leaders, including Russia’s Vladimir Putin, reportedly use mobile jammers for protection when travelling.” The RNL’s

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Israel GPS spoofing for Defense also affecting civilian planes

April 2024: The RNL’s Dr. Humphreys speaking to NPR says “I like to say that spoofing is the new jamming.” GPS interference is now not only conducted by usual suspects, but also U.S. ally Israel. Israel themselves have reportedly acknowledged blocking GPS for defensive purposes since last October. Dr. Humphreys and the RNL have “traced

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Flight MH370 and what the barnacles tell us as a “natural data logger”

March 2024: Jeff Wise, journalist and aviation expert, has written an article summarizing the information that can be gleaned from barnacles found on Flight MH370’s debris. That information, paired with the communications system providing pings onboard turning off raise more unanswered questions. The RNL’s Dr. Humphreys says “after a failed search, you have to recalibrate,”

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FCC has an ongoing investigation of mobile device makers

March 2024: The FCC has an ongoing investigation of phone manufacturers like Apple, Google, Samsung, and Nokia whose devices receive signals from satellites owned by foreign adversaries – violating federal rules. The RNL’s Dr. Humphreys informs that using these signals in addition to approved signals would only improve positioning solutions. The more satellites used, the

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Summary of Jamming and spoofing events in recent times

March 2024: An Aviation International News (AIN) article summarizes recent events of GPS jamming and spoofing. According to the article, last year fake signals caused issues for aircraft over the Black Sea. OpsGroup first reported these events citing missing or inaccurate information from the aircraft navigation systems. Since then, more and more spoofing events have

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GPS disruptions in around Eastern Mediterranean

February 2024: Israel confirms disrupting GPS “in a proactive manner for various operational needs.” The RNL’s Dr. Humphreys along with Zach Clements have geolocated spoofers attributed to spoofing receivers to the Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport. Dr. Humphreys says “our data are taken from satellites in low Earth orbit. Israel appears to be engaging in GPS

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