Half of Poland’s territory “lights up” red on gpsjam.com. It’s about disruptions to the navigation system.
You can check every day on the gpsjam.com website, which is used not only by ordinary civilians, but also by services around the world. Airplanes and ships cannot move without GPS.
Disturbances are marked on the map with three colors – green, yellow and red. The first one is disruption at a level of up to 2%, the second one is at a level of 2 to 10%. and the third one – the strongest disruptions – at a level above 10%.
Disturbances over Warsaw, Białystok, Gdańsk and Łódź
On January 16, half of Poland was marked in red. We are talking about cities such as Warsaw, Białystok, Olsztyn, Łódź, Płock, Grudziądz, Elbląg, Gdańsk, Piła, Słupsk, Koszalin and Szczecin. The lower part of the map lights up green – from west to east.
In an interview with the head of the Military Intelligence and Security Service, MUSI said that such incidents had been recently observed. – I believe this is an example of a hybrid action that aims to create uncertainty, said Thomas Nilsson.
Swedish intelligence is monitoring the situation
However, Petter Eklund from LFV (Swedish Civil Aviation Authority) reassured that the disruptions had not threatened aviation safety so far. Airplanes do not only use this system, but also others, and they also have data backups.
Sekurak – experts dealing with cybersecurity – citing military intelligence (it was described by, among others, the website svt.se) “began to take an interest in the problem.” The Russian Baltic Fleet recently announced that it was planning exercises. Maybe it’s a coincidence, or maybe the Navy has something to do with it.
Disturbances can be related to many circumstances
Recently, GPS disruptions have occurred, among others: December 26. Then the situation was worse because the disruptions occurred over a larger area of Poland. At that time, Sekurak informed that the cause could be both NATO exercises. Experts said they were not likely caused by solar activity.