BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 P.M.) – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a warning to U.S. planes flying in the eastern Mediterranean region due to the increased threat of Russian electronic warfare systems disrupting their flights, IHS Janes reported today.

According to the IHS Janes report, the FAA posted a notice to airmen (NOTAM) on October 9th, warning them to “be aware of possible loss of GNSS [global navigation satellite system] signal within Beirut FIR [flight information region] due to unforeseen reason”.

The report added that the threat was posed after the Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu announced on October 2nd that his military was deploying their electronic warfare systems in Syria again.

While U.S. flights do not fly over Syrian airspace, there are many airports in the eastern Mediterranean that are used by several airlines.

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Guy Bocian

Warning–this is a prelude to the CIA, MI6–and Israel shooting down a comercial airliner and then blaming Syria and Russia in order to justify bombing Soverign Syria…


The risk is not only for US airliners but for all flying in the region all over.
Considering how cheap GPS systems have became, it’s unlikely to find alternative stuff like GLONASS or even better but way more complex/expensive, INS (inertial navigation) which usually equips military planes, making GPS useless. INS may not be as accurate (30-50m) but can’t be jammed.