Editor’s Note: There are all kinds of reasons why people buy and use illegal GNSS jammers. Sometimes they are even inadvertently advertised by the media. Last year we posted a newspaper story about criminals who had used a GPS enabled tracking device to follow a man home from the casino and rob him of his winnings. Below is a post from member Guy Buesnel’s excellent Linked-In group on GNSS Vulnerabilities of another great motivator for folks to buy and use GPS jammers.
Guy Buesnel, Group Owner
PNT Security Technologist – Robust Positioning Navigation and Timing at Spirent
Michael Mayer of the ITSF Steering group found this article in CBC News – apparently the police in Ontario will be using GPS trackers launched on a dart, in the hope that it will result in less high speed pursuits…
Some Ontario police vehicles now equipped with GPS dart launchers
Police hope the new tool will cut down on high-speed pursuits
By Trevor Dunn, CBC News Posted: May 19, 2017 4:22 PM ET Last Updated: May 19, 2017 7:14 PM ET
Batmobile-style gadgetry unveiled Friday by Ontario Provincial Police will allow them to catch speeding vehicles by shooting high-tech GPS tracker projectiles at them.
A small number of OPP vehicles are now equipped with a “GPS projecting launching system,” Brad Blair, the deputy commissioner of traffic safety, announced at media conference.
“We’re very excited about this,” Blair said in an interview.
The projectiles are roughly the size of soup cans and are fired from the front grille of police vehicles.