On 8th August, the Splash website reported a US Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration a warning suggesting that Iran is engaged in interfering with ships’ GPS systems as they transit near the country; and that merchant ships had reported “spoofed bridge-to-bridge communications from unknown entities falsely claiming to be US or coalition warships”.  A number of ships have reported communications jamming in recent weeks.  It is said that the spoofing is aimed at getting international ships and aircraft to inadvertently wander into Iranian waters or airspace.  The article includes a short video from the University of Texas at Austin on an experiment spoofing the GPS of a superyacht.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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