It was recently reported that the United States bombed Syria. According to the statement of four US officials, the Russian army destroyed the U.S. drones that were carrying out combat missions in Syrian airspace, which seriously affected the operations of the US military and caused a serious situation on both sides. stable.
The official said that a few weeks ago, a series of chemical weapons attacks against civilians were reportedly launched in the armed opposition area of Eastern Ghouta, and the Russians began to interfere with several small drones. The American officials said that the Russian military was worried about the US military. , Because the U.S. military was worried that the U.S. military would take retaliatory actions in retaliation for this attack and began to interfere with the global positioning system used by drones operating in the region.
Republican Senator Ben Sasse responded to reports of intervention in Russia on Tuesday: "Russia has always wanted to undermine our interests." Saying "Those who think Russia is not an enemy are crazy.
Dr. Todd Humphreys, director of the Radio Navigation Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin, said preventing or preventing drones from receiving signals from GPS satellites is not necessarily complicated. He said: "Most GPS drone receivers are susceptible to interference."
GPS jamming expert Humphreys warned that this could have a significant impact on U.S. drones, which could cause them to malfunction or even crash. He said that if the drone reports that its location is incorrect or missing, “at least it will cause confusion for unmanned ground operators.”
According to Dr. Humphries, four years ago, after the Crimea invasion, American analysts first discovered that the Russian army had blocked drones in eastern Ukraine. These UAV jammer "have a significant impact on the unmanned aerial vehicles deployed by the United Nations for surveillance missions in the area." The crew stayed for several days, unable to collect information by plane.
Eric Paquin, a spokesperson for the Pentagon and the US Department of Defense, said that if such interference could cause the drone to crash, he would be untenable and pointed out that the US military drone is currently safe. run. "The U.S. military has adequate countermeasures and protective measures to ensure the safety of our manned and unmanned aircraft, our troops and the missions they support." However, an official confirmed that this signal blocker had an impact on the United States in Syria. . The military action had an impact.