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Russia installing GPS jammers on cellphone towers


Article by: Darren Griffin
Date: 20 Oct 2016

pocketgpsworld.com
A worrying report by OEWatch, a newsletter published by The Foreign Military Studies Office (FMSO) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, notes that Russia is buying up large quantities of GPS jamming devices which are being installed on cellphone masts in the country.

The report suggests this is part of preparation for a possible conflict and it presumes the deployment is being undertaken in an effort to thwart GPS guided munitions such as cruise missiles.

Russia has 250,000 cellphone towers and whilst it it relatively easy to jam GPS signals, it is not clear how they will deal with the side effects, any GPS jamming will affect their own use of GPS and deny them access to the service equally.

Source: OEWatch



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Posted by Fellwalker on Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:00 am Reply with quote

It sounds like they might be testing in Moscow, according to a story in phonearena

http://www.phonearena.com/news/gps-is-failing-users-in-moscow-apps-like-pokemon-go-and-uber-are-among-those-affected_id86912/comments?post=1544848#post_1544848

Does the RussianGLONASS system work on the same methodology as other systems? Could it be that they can use theirs even when others are blocked?


Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Nexus 5, Galaxy tab S3. Also use OSMAnd+, Sygic Mobile Maps, and OS maps app. Also "Great Britain Topo Maps" and "Old Maps". Don't use speed camera database as sticking to the limit is safer.

 
Posted by MaFt on Sun Oct 23, 2016 1:33 pm Reply with quote

Fellwalker Wrote:
It sounds like they might be testing in Moscow, according to a story in phonearena

http://www.phonearena.com/news/gps-is-failing-users-in-moscow-apps-like-pokemon-go-and-uber-are-among-those-affected_id86912/comments?post=1544848#post_1544848

Does the RussianGLONASS system work on the same methodology as other systems? Could it be that they can use theirs even when others are blocked?


I saw that and I was about to post a link to the PGPSW article then saw that you already had :D


 
Posted by Fellwalker on Sun Oct 23, 2016 2:47 pm Reply with quote

MaFt Wrote:


I saw that and I was about to post a link to the PGPSW article then saw that you already had :D

Hopefully that is "Great minds think alike Idea " rather than "fools seldom differ Stupid "
Wink


Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Nexus 5, Galaxy tab S3. Also use OSMAnd+, Sygic Mobile Maps, and OS maps app. Also "Great Britain Topo Maps" and "Old Maps". Don't use speed camera database as sticking to the limit is safer.

 
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