C4iSR: Joint & Common Equipment

Russia accused of extensive GPS spoofing

03 April 2019

Russia has been conducting a campaign to experimentally hijack Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) signals such as Global Positioning System (GPS) signals, according to a report by non-profit C4ADS.

The report draws attention to Russia’s advancement on targeted use and development of GNSS spoofing capabilities to achieve strategic and tactical objectives at home and internationally. Russia is “pioneering” the use of GPS spoofing to “protect and promote its strategic interests”, the report said. “In response to NATO’s advantage in C4ISR capabilities, Russia has prioritized the development of a comprehensive suite of asymmetrical EW [electronic warfare] systems designed to deceive, degrade, and deny military and civilian GNSS receivers.”

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