Breakthrough Russia military tech used GPS spoofing to cause ships to sail off course (Your Jokin')

The United States Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD) believes they may have seen the first documented use of GPS misdirection; a spoofing attack instigated by Russia that affected at least 20 ships, sending misleading signals to disrupt navigation targeting. Experts say that this could be the first signs of a new form of electronic warfare. If true, it could mean a devastating blow to our current technologies and how our naval officers coordinate with each other.

In a seemingly bland report, the MARAD noted an unusual disturbance somewhere in the Black Sea (44-15.7N, 037-32.9E) on June 22, 2017. A master of a ship said that his GPS had placed him in the wrong spot. The captain initially thought that the ship’s device had stopped working and contacted nearby vessels. It was only then did they find out that at least 20 ships were affected. The automatic identification system (AIS) in all of the ships (which sends signals to a satellite that then records the vessel’s exact location) showed all 20 boats in the same airport. This was more than 32 kilometers inland of the Russian port of Novorossiysk, in which the nearest ship was located.

MARAD has yet to confirm if this attack, indeed, was a planned hack by the Kremlin.

Nevertheless, there are speculations that Russia is developing a GPS interference technology that actively misdirects signals. In the past, the biggest worry our military had with GPS systems was jamming. This occurred when an enemy target would send outside noise or signals to drown out the navigation tracking device. It was an effective, if not crude, method of spoofing. The ham-handed disturbance, however, was easy to spot. GPS misdirection is more subtle. An enemy would send a false signal from a ground station to simply confuse a satellite receiver. This would place a target in another location.

Consultant Davis Last, former president of the U.K.’s Royal Institute of Navigation told the New Scientist, “jamming just causes the receiver to die, spoofing causes the receivers to lie.”

The successful development of the technology was predicted by several technology experts as far back as 2013. One such analyst, Todd Humphreys of the University of Texas at Austin, said he had been warning the public of GPS spoofing for as long as he can remember. “The receiver’s behavior in the Black Sea incident was much like during the controlled attacks my team conducted,” he said.

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Comment by Elyag Reed...We are Legion on September 7, 2017 at 11:56am

The current day technology came by way of German developers. The Transistor was German origin as was the now microchip.  

The V2 rocket homed in on EM rays targeted at London.

Not saying Germany Banging vessels against each other However we are saying Obombya removed over 300 Flag and other officers (Admirals - Generals) after Libyan fiasco. Those left in charge could be counted as the 2nd String or past Bench Warmers and someone is seeking Pay Back.

Remember move 'The League of Gentlemen' and the Futuristic sub.. Check this German WWII baby now docked in UK Port. That's tech from over 70 years ago. Where are they now Bumping into each other!!

We are Legion and Growing   

Comment by Less Prone on September 7, 2017 at 8:07am

As Russia the main suspect this does not exclude a possibility that it was done by someone else. Getting back to use the compass, clock and stars?

Comment by Elyag Reed...We are Legion on September 7, 2017 at 7:11am

This one almost 'Ran Aground' and the Cloaking Screen was damaged. Lucky thing the owner (Silicon Guy hint hint) was not on board.

NOTE: What happened to your Harvey Push as Sister Irma is looking for him and Jose - the possible Son may soon join the hunt as a Family reunion in the Gulf.

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