Finland Summons Russian Ambassador Over GPS Signal Jamming

French Tigre attack helicopter supports Dutch Landing Crafts as they carry Finnish and Dutch Marines during a Joint demonstration as part of the NATO Trident Juncture 2018 exercise in Byneset near Trondheim, Norway, October 30, 2018. - Trident Juncture 2018, is a NATO-led military exercise held in Norway from 25 …
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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) – Finland has summoned the Russian ambassador to express “concern regarding GPS signal disruption” that occurred during NATO’s vast Trident Juncture military drills in Norway “and the security risks it causes.”

The Foreign Ministry tweeted Monday that after the meeting the country “expects further information from Russia and responsible behavior.”

Last week, Norway said Russian forces on the Arctic Kola peninsula disturbed GPS location signals during the Oct. 25-Nov. 7 NATO drill. Soldiers from 31 countries participated, including non-members Finland and Sweden.

Finland later said that the signal disruption was “not exceptional” and has happened before.

The GPS jamming isn’t believed to have caused any accidents.


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