Il jams: Kim's minions disrupt Seoul's GPS signals

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(photo via Official Webpage of The Democratic People's Republic of Korea)

North Korea has spent weeks pestering the South Korean capitol with a powerful GPS jamming signal, Strategy Page reports.

No one’s successfully used GPS jammers in combat yet, but North Korea is providing American electronic warfare experts with the first glimpse of its effects, and the effects of anti-jammers, in a large metropolitan area.

Most military equipment is hardened to withstand the jammers, but the signal is causing intermittent problems for GPS and cell phone users. While the standard response would be to bomb the jammers, such action could provoke the North.

This brand electronic warfare is a bound to become a feature of the modern battlefield. As Strategy Page reports, the U.S., Russia, China, Israel and several other industrialized countries have such capabilities.

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