GPS jammers have been used in navigation

After attacking six oil tankers and arresting two other oil tankers (including a Union Jack) in the Strait of Hormuz, the Kingdom of Bahrain held a maritime security conference in the Arabian Gulf last week. Persian [GAP]. The countries participating in this meeting have not been officially determined. But according to the “Guardian” report, the United Kingdom, the United States and “other European countries” sent representatives [according to a British newspaper report, France will be invited to participate].

Iran has a poor view of this meeting. Iran does not hesitate to severely criticize Bahrain. Bahrain also protects the headquarters of the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet and the Royal Navy base. “The spokesperson of the Iranian Foreign Ministry Abbas Mousavi said: “The Bahraini government should not support the wishes and plans of the common enemy in the region. “AFP said in a telegram statement. Mousavi continued: “It is impossible to guarantee security at the expense of the security of other countries.” It is hoped that countries in the region can avoid escalation of foreign intervention through cautious and far-sighted methods. “Who would take this opportunity to condemn “anti-Iran measures”. Taken from Manama. Iranian officials have to mention the oppression of militants led by the Shiite Kingdom…

In any case, the US Maritime Administration (MARAD) under the Department of Transportation issued a report on August 7 warning that ships may be subject to GPS signals that interfere with navigation in the Strait of Hormuz and usurped dangerous bridge-to-bridge communications . After reviewing the main incidents in the Strait of Hormuz since May, MARAD said that at least two cases have reported “gps jammer ” and incidents of identity theft by other vessels in communications, which turned out to be “unknown entities.” Want to spend “U.S. or joint warships”. “The U.S. government warned that merchant ships that recommended flying the U.S. flag would encounter problems with the Iranian armed forces. In any case, I suggest you immediately contact the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet.

The latter reported that the same CENTCOM had confirmed interference to GPS signals to CNN and attempted identity theft. He warned: “Due to increased regional tensions, misjudgment or identification may lead to attacks against ships belonging to the United States, allied partners and alliances operating in the Arabian Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman.” According to U.S. Cable CNN quoted a US official as saying that the goal of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps is to destroy rather than destroy the GPS signal, so that the ship can make navigation errors and enter Iranian territorial waters. And give them an excuse to arrest them. In addition, the Iranian Navy “tampered” with the automatic ship identification (AIS) system to disguise it as a merchant ship.

Therefore, Iranians are accused of using so-called “deception” techniques, such as Russians in the Black Sea region. This technique should not be confused with interference with GPS signals. Recently, Israeli airport activities have been affected by such activities. However, the Iranians will not try to try their luck: following this procedure, they could have managed to buy the US RQ-170 outpost drone in December 2011.