Electronic Warfare Confounds Civilian Pilots, Far From Any Battlefield

Posted on AllSides November 21st, 2023
From The Left
Middle East, Israel Hamas Violence, GPS
Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times

Electronic warfare in the Middle East and Ukraine is affecting air travel far from the battlefields, unnerving pilots and exposing an unintended consequence of a tactic that experts say will become more common.

Planes are losing satellite signals, flights have been diverted and pilots have received false location reports or inaccurate warnings that they were flying close to terrain, according to European Union safety regulators and an internal airline memo viewed by The New York Times. The Federal Aviation Administration has also warned pilots about GPS jamming in the Middle...

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