Finland to probe reports of Russia disrupting GPS during NATO drill
NATO pilots participating in the massive Trident Juncture NATO exercise near the Russian border lost their GPS navigation signals. According to the Finnish Prime Minister, Russia is likely to blame. While Finland is not a NATO member, it participated in the massive drill that involved around 50,000 personnel. The PM claimed that the goal of such a Russian attack would be “to demonstrate the capability” that it can. The PM further warned that if Russia is found to be behind the attack, it will be treated as a breach of Finnish airspace. Non-military aircraft from a regional airline also experienced GPS failures, “threatening the air security of ordinary people,” according to the Finnish PM. Similar GPS disruption occurred in Norway the previous week, with Oslo similarly accusing Russia as the culprit.