NATO: Russia jammed GPS signals during exercise with US troops

NATO: Russia jammed GPS signals during exercise with US troops
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NATO believes Russian forces jammed GPS signals in Norway during a large-scale exercise with U.S. and NATO troops over the last month, CNN reported based on alliance and Norwegian government sources

The NATO exercise, which took place in Norway between Oct. 16 and Nov. 7, was the alliance's largest exercise since the Cold War, according to the network. It was dubbed Trident Juncture and involved around 50,000 troops from 31 countries, including Finland and Sweden. 

"Norway has determined that Russia was responsible for jamming GPS signals in the Kola Peninsula during Exercise Trident Juncture," NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu told CNN on Wednesday. "In view of the civilian usage of GPS, jamming of this sort is dangerous, disruptive and irresponsible." 

The Pentagon declined to comment for CNN's report.

Authorities so far have not determined that Russia's alleged GPS jamming caused any accidents, ABC reported. Russia has denied any involvement in the location signal disturbances.

"We know nothing about Russia's possible involvement in those GPS failures," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, according to ABC. 

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg "we take all these issues very seriously," considering electronic warfare is on the rise. 

Areas of Norway close to the Russian border were affected by the GPS disruptions and pilots associated with a Norwegian regional airline experienced GPS disruption, German news outlet DW reported.