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North Korea jams GPS signals: South Korea

Seoul, South Korea: North Korea’s ability to jam GPS signals presents a new threat, one that Seoul is working to deal with, according to Kim Tae-young, Defence Minister, South Korea. “We have an intelligence report that says North Korea can jam GPS signals within 50- 100kilometer radius,” the minister said at a parliamentary audit. “North Korea has imported vehicle-mountable devices from Russia which are capable of jamming GPS signals.”

The Defence Minister had earlier said North Korea is believed to be behind the occasional malfunctioning of GPS signal receivers in parts of the country’s west coastal areas from August 23-25. The government, however, could not find out the location in North Korea from where the disrupting signals came because the jamming lasted only for 10 minutes, each time, the minister said.

Source: Yonhap News