Breaking Defense: ‘Local’ Russian GPS jamming in Ukraine hasn’t affected US support ops, so far

NextNav’s CEO Ganesh Pattabiraman was quoted in an article in Breaking Defense, around GPS jamming and spoofing, especially in light of the recent Russian invasion of Ukraine.

“In terms of the civil versus military GPS … civil GPS is relatively easier to jam and spoof. The Russians have done it on a pretty regular basis across the across the world,” Ganesh Pattabiraman, CEO of Next-Nav, told Breaking Defense.

NextNav provides terrestrial based receivers to provide alternate positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) signals for use in urban canyons where GPS access is often lost, and Pattabiraman said the firm has been involved in Army experiments seeking alternate PNT solutions.

“Spoofing” the civil GPS signals by altering data so that a device appears in a different location or time zone is even easier for malicious actors, several experts noted, and for that reason is a concern for DoD as well.

Read the full article here.