Media: Russia jams GPS during NATO exercises

GPS geolocation services were disrupted in Lapland region in northern Finland and similar problems were earlier reported by the Norwegian military, Yle news agency reports.

It is noted that the Finish Defense Force first detected the malfunction and warned the Aviation Navigation Center about the interference in their work.

According to the Finish military, the territory from northern Rovaniemi to the Norwegian border and east of Kittila to the border of Russia was affected.

Yle notes that the Russian Federation is suspected of interfering with the work of satellite navigation systems which occurred during the NATO Trident Juncture exercises in Norway.

Earlier, the head of the Marine Corps of the Netherlands, General Jeff Mac Mootry reported that Russian warships and aircraft tried to provoke British and Dutch military at the NATO exercises in the Arctic.

  Russia, NATO