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What’s New: Possibly the first time a government official has said publicly Russia is responsible for GPS interference in the Baltic.

Why It’s Important: It is a necessary first step to NATO engaging on the issue and seeking an end to the jamming and spoofing.

What Else to Know: The first step to solving a problem is admitting you have the problem.

  • We have observed before that electronic warfare is warfare.
  • This is the first mention we have heard in the press about shipping being impacted.
  • Also an interesting comment about impacts on the regional economy.


Russia’s GPS meddling in the Baltic Sea demands NATO action, Sweden’s naval chief says

Emanations from Kaliningrad are making regional shipping and air travel more dangerous.

Months of Russian GPS spoofing in the Baltic Sea isn’t just unsafe; the interference with aircraft and shipping is hurting the regional economy—and it’s time for NATO to take action, the head of Sweden’s Navy said Monday.

“For military purposes, we actually are not as affected because we are not that dependent on GPS. But of course that makes it an unsecure area. And when…uncertainty occurs in an area, the insurance rates increase,” Rear Adm. Ewa Skoog Haslum said at the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space conference outside Washington, D.C.