U.S. also regulates use of jammers

Recently the U.S. bombed Syria

The National Broadcasting Corporation reported that, according to the statement of four US officials, the Russian military has disrupted US military drones that are carrying out combat missions in Syrian air space, seriously affecting US military operations.

Officials said that a few weeks ago, after a series of alleged chemical weapons attacks against civilians in the armed opposition area of ​​East Gutta, the Russians began to interfere with a few small American drones. Officials said the Russian military was concerned that the US military would retaliate against the attack and begin to interfere with the global positioning system used by drones operating in the area.

Republican Senator Ben Sasse reacted on Tuesday to reports of interference with Russia: “Russia wants to undermine our interests all the time.”

Said: “Those who think that Russia is not an enemy are crazy.”

According to Dr. Todd Humphries, director of the Radio Navigation Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin, blocking or preventing drones receiving signals from GPS satellites is not necessarily complicated.

He said, “Most GPS drone receivers can be very easily disturbed.”

Humphreys, an expert in GPS spoofing and jamming, warned that this could have a major impact on drones in the United States, causing them to malfunction or even crash. He said if the drone reports an incorrect position or is lost, “at least it can cause confusion for unattended ground operators.”

According to Dr. Humphries, four years ago, after the invasion of Crimea, American analysts discovered for the first time in eastern Ukraine that Russian troops were interfering with drones. These radar gps jammer “had a considerable impact on the unmanned aerial vehicles deployed by the United Nations to carry out surveillance missions in the region.” The crew stopped for several days and were unable to gather information by air.

Pentagon spokesman Eric Paquin of the United States Department of Defense will not stand, if such interference will lead to drone accidents, and pointed out that US military drones are currently operating safely. “The US military has enough countermeasures and protective measures to ensure the safety of our manned and unmanned planes, our troops and the tasks they support.”

However, an official confirmed that such interference had an impact on US military operations in Syria.