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Pilots control the aircraft in the North of Norway, warned of the disruption of the GPS system. About it reports The Barents Observer.
The interference was recorded in the Finnmark region, which borders with the Murmansk region of Russia. A message to pilots flying to Kirkenes, appeared in the international notice for aviation personnel (NOTAM, NOTES) January 9, just before noon local time 14:00 GMT. The warning is in force until 31 January.
What kind of aircraft reported malfunctions of a satellite navigation system is not specified. However, it is noted that at this time in the region there were several aircraft of the airlines SAS, Norwegian and Wideroe, the test flight also made one of the new Norwegian search and rescue helicopters.
Similar disturbances in Norway and Finland reported in November 2018. Then the Norwegian Ministry of defense accused the Russian military in the crash of the GPS system during NATO exercise Trident Juncture 2018 (the”Uniform Trident”). The Prime Minister of Finland, Juha Sipilä also said that the GPS system was broken on purpose, and suggested that Russia has to do with it.
The Russian foreign Ministry said that the country has not contacted Moscow about this, and chose to resort to “megaphone diplomacy”. Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, in turn, complained about the tendency “to blame Russia in all mortal sins and other”.
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