Paris (Times Of Ocean)- France’s top air safety official blames Russia for recent GPS jamming incidents over Finland, the Baltic Sea and near Russia’s Kaliningrad exclave.
A French air safety official claims that Russia is responsible for GPS jamming in Europe
According to an interview with Bloomberg, the head of satellite navigation at the Direction Générale de l’Aviation Civile (DGAC) said the GPS disturbances reported by pilots were “collateral damage” from Russia’s military activities.
Benoît Roturier told Bloomberg on Friday that his goal is not to jam civil aviation at this point.
The military equipment used to defend troops from GPS-guided missiles, which can cover a broad area, may be the cause of interference, he said.
“In France, a strong military-jamming event using one truck could cut out a quarter of French skies,” Roturier said.