• Norway and Finland have both reported problems with GPS signals in their northern regions this month.
  • Both countries have been taking part in NATO’s exercise Trident Juncture, which has irked Russia.
  • Reports of GPS interference related to Russian military activities have been reported in the past.

Disruptions to Global Positioning System signals have been reported in northern Norway and Finland this month, overlapping with the final days of NATO’s exercise Trident Juncture, a massive military exercise that has drawn Russia’s ire.

A press officer for Widerøe, a Norway-based airline operating in the Nordics, told The Barents Observer at the beginning of November that pilots reported the loss of GPS while flying into airports in the northern Norwegian region of Finnmark, near the Russian border, though the officer stressed that pilots had alternative systems and there were no safety risks.

Norway’s aviation authority, Avinor, issued a notice to airmen of irregular navigation signals in airspace over eastern Finnmark between October 30 and November 7, according to The Observer.


Here is a similar press report from Finland – Russia Suspected of GPS Jamming During NATO Exercises.