Russia Jams Norwegian GPS Signals Almost Daily

Norway has registered 44 days of Russian disruption to its aviation industry’s global positioning satellite (gps) signals in the Finnmark region in 2024 so far, the Norwegian Communication Authority said on February 25. That is almost every day.

Such gps jamming can put the public in serious danger. It reduces positioning accuracy for pilots, and more intense interference could cause civilian planes to completely lose track of their location. The jamming also affects emergency response services such as police cars, ambulances, fire trucks and civil defense units.

Both Norwegian and Finnish authorities have tracked the source of the jamming to Russia’s Kola Peninsula.

Ukraine war: The reports of Russian jamming started to spike about two years ago when Russia launched its war against Ukraine. Russia’s military started jamming frequencies around its airports to hinder Ukrainian drone strikes. Some of the disturbances in Norway are caused by such jamming, but others are more deliberately aimed at the Finnmark region.

  • Before the war, only 18 days of gps interference over the Finnmark region were reported in 2021.
  • 122 days of gps jamming were reported in 2022.
  • 294 days were reported in 2023.

Achilles’ heel: Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry has long warned of the overreliance on vulnerable computer networks and other cybertechnologies in Western nations. In 1995, he quoted analyst Joseph de Courcy who called this dependence “the Western world’s Achilles’ heel.”

Learn more: Read “Russia Cyberattacks Norway.”