GPS jamming traced to Russia after flights over Europe suspended

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Map indicating likely positioing of the GPS jammer

A map indicating the likely location of the GPS jammer, shown by plotting the highest density of intersecting radio horizons of jammed aircraft

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A GPS jamming attack in the Baltic region that prompted a Finnish airline to pause some flights to Estonia for a month was probably launched from Russia, according to officials and an analyst.

The jamming incidents are part of an ongoing pattern of GPS interference in Europe. A NATO military official told New Scientist that the attacks have escalated significantly since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

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