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Is GPS Jamming the New Normal?

April 5th, 2016,
Over the past several days, North Korea has “reached across its borders” to jam GPS signals in South Korea. This had been a yearly occurrence for a while happening in 2010, 2011, and 2012. Its resurgence this year has been called a retaliation for new sanctions imposed on the regime by the US and its allies. Although reports are still coming in, it appears that the impact of the jamming is widespread, affecting maritime and aviation users, as well as mobile communications. According to the Yonhap News Agency:

“The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning said the GPS disruptions that began Thursday have beenrepeating at intervals ever since, impacting Seoul’s adjacent city of Incheon, and the surrounding Gyeonggi and Gangwon provinces.

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