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British Defense Secretary’s Plane Has GPS Jammed Off Kaliningrad

March 16, 2024 (EIRNS)—British Defense Secretary Grant Shapps was on his way back to London from Poland on March 13, where he had most likely been involved in preparing the groundwork for the March 15 meeting in Berlin among the leaders of Poland, France and Germany. The British Defense Ministry announced on March 14 that Shapps’s RAF plane had its GPS jammed while flying near the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad. “It didn’t threaten the safety of the aircraft and it is not unusual for aircraft to experience GPS jamming near Kaliningrad, which is, of course, Russian territory,” the British official added.

In its coverage, RT reported: “While multiple media reports attributed the interference to Russian electronic warfare jammers allegedly getting activated in Kaliningrad, the troubles also correspond with the ongoing military maneuvers of the U.S.-led NATO bloc in the area, said to be the largest exercise staged since the end of the Cold War era.”