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Russia Denies Responsibility for GPS Disruptions in Ben Gurion Airport
By Staff, Agencies
Russian officials on Thursday denied the claims Russia is responsible for unexplained GPS disruptions in the ‘Israeli’-occupied airpace a day earlier, calling it “fake news.’
Earlier on Thursday, the ‘Israeli’ Army Radio claimed that the latest GPS disruptions, which caused pilots around Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport to lose satellite signals, was a result of a satellite signal jammer used by the Russian military at Hmeimim air base in Syria.
“It’s fake news, we can’t take it seriously,” a Russian source noted.
The ‘Israel’ Airports Authority on Wednesday confirmed there had been GPS disruptions in the occupied airspace for approximately the past three weeks.
The announcement followed a report on Tuesday by the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations [IFALPA] that “many” pilots had lost satellite signals from the Global Positioning System around Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport.
The ‘Israeli’ statement said these affected only airborne crews and not terrestrial navigation systems.
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