Western countries announced the threat of GPS because of Russia and began to look for an alternative

Kyiv's requests to jam Russia's GLONASS navigation system in Ukraine have not been granted by its Western partners. However, the very posing of such a question and what is happening on Ukrainian territory is pushing the West to look for alternatives to the GPS global positioning system, writes the British newspaper The Times.

The publication notes that the UK and the US are looking for analogues or replacements for GPS that do not rely on satellites. In London and Washington, they fear that in future wars it will be possible to jam signals without any firing. At the same time, analysts and specialists warn that the threat of satellite interference will only increase.

UK Defense Acquisition Secretary Jeremy Quinn said the government "should be on the lookout" for the threat of satellite interference. According to him, this is due to the fact that Russia is using a special operation in Ukraine to test its electronic warfare / electronic warfare equipment for jamming GPS.

Both sides are deploying a range of capabilities. We need to learn from this and continue our own innovative work in this area.

Quinn said.

The UK is exploring alternative navigation systems, including the UK's OneWeb using Outer Space (an interconnected system of satellites designed to provide broadband internet via of technologies mobile satellite communications), and America's NextNav (its own network of GPS-like transmitters, but installed on the ground rather than on satellites), which is in talks with the UK government to deploy.

We are currently considering a number of options, including non-space alternatives, to enhance the security of the UK and we will update on our next steps at a later date.

Quinn added.

At the same time, NexNav says that their signals are 100 thousand times stronger than those of GPS, so they are harder to drown out and are more effective in an urban environment.

We are working with the US government and are trying to create a backup alternative to GPS, which is under threat from Russia and others.

said NextNav chief Ganesh Pattabiraman, after talking to British officials from various ministries.

At the same time, Pattabiraman explained why the West did not grant Kyiv's request. The thing is that if GLONASS is turned off, then Moscow can shoot down GPS satellites. In addition, power grids may be interfered with, ATM machines disabled, the banking system disrupted, mobile phones stopped working, and everything possible is done to ensure that precision-guided Western missiles never reach their targets.
  • Photos used: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. Kofesan Offline Kofesan
    Kofesan (Valery) 24 May 2022 21: 44
    They "seek", pretending that this is the main thing that "threatens" them. But only that.

    In fact, they will calm themselves by focusing on the little things... realizing that Kissinger was right in speaking Davos, hinting that the whirlpool of their seething Russophobia will drag them into the abyss. From which there is no return to the surface.

    At the same time, the United States will refuse to get them. Your shirt is a billion times closer to the body of the penguins. Russia can bomb Europe for as long as it likes and with whatever it wants, and it will get nothing for it. Provided that she refrains from strikes on the territory of the United States itself.

    That's what they need to break their heads about. And they understood it. But to calm down they sniffed something. And they decided to distract and calm themselves with nonsense ...
  2. Roma Phil Offline Roma Phil
    Roma Phil (Roma) 24 May 2022 23: 10
    Mdaaa. It takes an expert to comment on this.
    If there is such a user of this site, then it would be interesting to read it.
  3. alexey alexeyev_2 (Alexey Alekseev) 25 May 2022 05: 36
    What will Elon Musk say?
  4. Oleg_5 Offline Oleg_5
    Oleg_5 (Oleg) 25 May 2022 08: 13
    Jamming the GPS signal from a technical point of view is a rather primitive task in itself. Just setting broadband interference. Another question is that (so far anyway) it is possible in a fairly limited area. Units of square kilometers.
  5. Muscool Offline Muscool
    Muscool (Glory) 25 May 2022 08: 21
    Oneweb is British, we launched it. Rocket launchers and upper stages are ours.
    I just work at an enterprise where they make accelerating blocks, on which they launched, including oneweb
  6. gorskova.ir Offline gorskova.ir
    gorskova.ir (Irina Gorskova) 25 May 2022 17: 21
    Russia is doing what it needs. And the West is underlaying .... Rational advice for Britain and others like it: switch to Glonass. And also on the side of Russia. And you will be both warm and satisfying, and gas stations for cars will work fine ....
    1. Roma Phil Offline Roma Phil
      Roma Phil (Roma) 25 May 2022 18: 50
      GLONASS coverage is 100% for the Russian Federation and 70% globally.
      GPS- 100% worldwide.
      It is possible to level the shortcomings of satellite systems by using combined receivers capable of receiving signals from GLONASS and GPS.
      The GPS error is up to 0,6-0,9 m. And the GLONASS developers point to an indicator of up to 0,1 m.
  7. Oleg Rambover Offline Oleg Rambover
    Oleg Rambover (Oleg Pitersky) 27 May 2022 13: 21
    The thing is that if GLONASS is turned off, then Moscow can shoot down GPS satellites.

    It is not possible to score a GPS satellite today.
    1. isofat Offline isofat
      isofat (isofat) 28 May 2022 14: 07

      Pentagon in a panic: Russians "extinguish" satellites!
  8. aslanxnumx Offline aslanxnumx
    aslanxnumx (Aslan) 28 May 2022 09: 16
    2013-2014 France ran into the company Tom Tom selling navigators and they could not work throughout the territory. Old models with memory cards showed something
  9. zzdimk Offline zzdimk
    zzdimk 15 June 2022 11: 12
    There is an alternative! Ordinary maps, levels, theodolites, compass, stars... Why was topography and map reading removed from the school curriculum?
    Although, once, two surveyors from Turkey got lost on our expedition in the Byzodni region, the abyss - in some language (all the locals swim there, it’s beautiful), in the Shabanovka region of the Krasnodar Territory. They were caught on Mount Ilyich, next to the East Indian telephone line pole marked Siemens Brothers, the poor fellows managed to pass two tracts, a forester's lodge and two large villages. They searched for 2 days. Strange people: 17 kilometers - lost, it was 3 km to the Krasnodar-Dzhubga highway.