Norway blames Russia again for ‘jamming’ GPS signals

Norway’s foreign intelligence service on Monday expressed renewed concerns that its GPS signals in the country’s Far North were being jammed, as Oslo again blamed Russia for the “unacceptable” acts. In its annual national risk assessment report, the intelligence unit said that in repeated incidents since 2017, GPS signals have been blocked from Russian territory in Norwegian regions near the border with Russia, AFP reported. The jamming events have often coincided with military exercises on Norwegian soil, such as the NATO Trident Juncture maneuvers last autumn and the mid-January deployment of British attack helicopters in Norway for training in Arctic conditions. Russia has rejected the allegations as baseless.