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Russian airlines told to prepare to fly without GPS

Samizdat | April 22, 2022

Russia’s air traffic regulator has told carriers to learn to fly their planes without relying on the American Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite-based-navigation facility, newspaper Izvestia reported on Friday.

According to the letter from the regulator, Rosaviatsia, which was seen by the paper, it has instructed national airlines to prepare to cope without GPS after a March report by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which warned of increased cases of jamming and spoofing of the system’s signal after February 24 – the day Russia started its military offensive in Ukraine.

These were apparently registered in such areas as Russia’s western enclave, the Kaliningrad Region, the Baltics, eastern Finland, the Black Sea, the eastern Mediterranean, Israel, Cyprus, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey and northern Iran.

The interference has led to some planes changing their course or destination as the pilots were unable to perform a safe landing without the GPS, EASA has reportedly said.

According to Rosaviatsia, carriers should evaluate the risks of GPS malfunction and provide additional training to its pilots on how to act in such situations. The crews have also reportedly been told to instantly inform traffic control about any problems with a satellite navigation system.

The letter from the agency should be treated as a recommendation only and doesn’t constitute a ban on the use of GPS by the Russian airlines, the paper clarified.

Several Russian carriers, including major ones like Aeroflot and S7, have confirmed receiving a relevant message from the traffic regulator. However, they insisted that they didn’t encounter any problems with GPS over the past two months.

Rosaviatsia later clarified that “disconnection from GPS or its disruption won’t affect flight safety in Russia.”

The GPS signal isn’t the only source of information about the location of a plane at any given moment. Crews can also rely on the aircraft’s inertial navigation system, as well as ground-based navigation and landing systems, the agency said.

Last month, Dmitry Rogozin, head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, warned that Washington may well disconnect the country from GPS as part of draconian sanctions imposed on it over the conflict in Ukraine.

On Friday, Rogozin took to Telegram to propose switching all of the country’s commercial planes from GPS to its Russian counterpart, Glonass.

However, it might be a complicated thing to do as Boeing and Airbus planes, mainly used by the country’s carriers, are designed to solely support the GPS technology.

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  1. I’m sure the Russians can make their own version of the GPS.

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    Comment by papasha408 | April 22, 2022 | Reply

    • They already have it. Its called “GLONASS”

      Liked by 3 people

      Comment by Kaz | April 22, 2022 | Reply

      • I checked that out, you’re 100% correct. The Russians know that they cannot trust the USA Government(and neither can the American People…..)

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        Comment by brianharryaustralia | April 22, 2022 | Reply

  2. How dastardly — the bastards who would perpetrate such air-safety crimes by “jamming and spoofing of the (GPS) system’s signal….”

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    Comment by roberthstiver | April 22, 2022 | Reply

  3. So, the Lunatics in the American Government are more than happy to endanger the lives of innocent people, who need to fly for genuine reasons?
    But, I suppose, if Russian Planes crash, this may be a good thing for Boeing, so, it’s a “Win/Win” for the Military Industrial Complex……They’ve got all the angles covered…..

    It makes one wonder, maybe the 2 planes that destroyed 7 buildings in NYC on “9/11” were sabotaged by the CIA?
    Call me a “Conspiracy Theorist”(I don’t care) but my theory makes as much sense as the “Official Explanation” by the USA Government.

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | April 22, 2022 | Reply

    • The official explanation of 9/11 makes no sense whatsoever. Members of the Bush administration including Cheney, A segment of the CIA, and Israeli military intelligence as well as MOSSAD hatched the plan and it was carried out by useful idiots in the Saudi regime. This allowed the repulsive ‘Patriot Act,’ and the idiotic war on terror. Terror is a concept, not a real enemy. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.

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      Comment by papasha408 | April 23, 2022 | Reply

    • I forgot to mention the explosives placed on the beams and the elevator shafts, not to mention the dancing Israelis high-fiving and recording the planes hitting the towers, (prior knowledge.)! And, of course, there is lucky Larry Silverstein who made a tidy profit off the destruction.

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      Comment by papasha408 | April 23, 2022 | Reply

  4. This all fits in nicely with Klaus Schwab’s Great Reset. The idea is to stop people travelling and confine them the the area they live in. The problems that airlines are having with ‘vaccinated’ pilots’ adverse reactions, is making them less safe, and a deterrent to travel by air. When the airlines (Qantas for example) mandate ‘vaccination’, it can only mean that they are trying to destroy their companies. Turning off GPS, or giving inaccurate information, can only be seen as contributing to this destruction. Flying by the seat of one’s pants might again become the norm for those countries and airlines that don’t want to go down this path.

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    Comment by Bill Francis | April 23, 2022 | Reply

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