Skip to comments.North Korea GPS jamming is affecting civilian flights, Seoul official says
Posted on 05/02/2012 4:51:04 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
North Korea GPS jamming is affecting civilian flights, Seoul official says
Posted: May 02, 2012 3:06 PM Updated: May 02, 2012 3:06 PM
SEOUL -- Electronic jamming signals from North Korea have been affecting scores of civilian flights in and out of South Korea but did not endanger the aircraft, a Seoul official said Wednesday.
"We've confirmed the GPS [global positioning system] jamming signals have been stemming from the North," Lee Kyung Woo, a deputy director at the state Korea Communications Commission, told AFP.
The transport ministry, in a statement and comments to AFP, confirmed the jamming but did not say who was responsible.
The North has been accused before by Seoul of jamming GPS systems but there was no previous widespread effect on civilian flights.
A ministry statement said 241 flights by South Korean airlines and 11 operated by nine foreign airlines had been affected since last Saturday. It said Seoul that day issued a warning notice for pilots and airlines.
Kim Choon Oh, a ministry director, said GPS disruption was noticeable around Incheon airport, the South's main international airport.
"Authorities are tracing the origin," he told AFP.
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"Remain Calm" (because there's nothing we can do about it), but please turn off all your personal electronic devices (because we can MAKE you do that)!
Warning - not for children, not for the squeamish, this video by DavidKoHannah shook me to the core.
Did LightSquared set up in NK?
bump for later
Certainly no more of an "invasive act of war" than bombarding civilian systems with cross-border RF radiation...
But, then, I'm the guy who would have nuked the Norks over the Pueblo -- and still believes it's not too late...
Coming soon to a pilot near you.
I wonder if a GPS signal can be meaconed?