The Russian military has been scrambling some US military drones performing in Syria, seriously disrupting American military operations, the channel NBC announced, citing anonymous US officials.

According to US officials, the Russians had started blocking some smaller US drones several weeks ago after a “series of alleged chemical weapons attacks on civilians in Eastern Ghouta.”

The NBC network’s sources stated that the Russian military was concerned that the US military would take revenge for the attacks and began jamming the GPS systems of the drones operating in the area.

“GPS receivers in most drones can be fairly easily jammed,” Dr. Todd Humphreys, the director of the Radionavigation Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin said.

The Defense Department can’t certainly state whether the jamming is the cause of drones crashing, according to the operational security.

“The US military maintains sufficient countermeasures and protections to ensure the safety of our manned and unmanned aircraft, our forces and the missions they support,” said Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon.

 

Source: Sputnik

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This shpuld be done from the beginning on.
Syrian Army should have done it since 5 uears.
And 50km beyond the bprders.

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There is no need for GPS, actually, terrain recognition, inertial guidance and DSMAC are more than enough. GPS is practical, not mandatory at all… In fact, the thing to jam is not GPS but the drone’s communications, making it impossible to receive real time imagery and launch a strike…
Now if you consider that drone strikes were targetted on ISIS and sometimes Qaeda, it’s a bit counterproductive…
It’s more a symbolic way to show the Yanks that their operations can be disrupted and doing so, they won’t receive real time high quality imaging intelligence as spy sats aren’t as detailed.

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Yes. IMHO the later. A warning that all channels of communication can be jammed. That the facilities have been build and are functional.

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eric pahon is an idiot!they dont have anything equal in their inventory!