It’s not often that we get detailed insights into military capabilities and concerns re: GPS jamming, but South Korea’s defense minister has shared some rather specific information.
"We have an intelligence report that says North Korea can jam GPS signals within a 50- to 100-kilometer radius," minister Kim Tae-young said at a parliamentary audit. "North Korea has imported vehicle-mountable devices capable of jamming GPS signals from Russia."
Kim earlier said the North is believed to be behind the occasional malfunctioning of GPS signal receivers in parts of South Korea’s west coastal areas for hours on Aug. 23-25.
Seoul, however, could not find out exactly from where in North Korea the disrupting signals came because the jamming lasted for only 10 minutes each time, the minister said.
But when your crazy neighbor has nukes, I guess your options for response are limited; South Korea plans to fight back by dropping AM/FM radios on the North, so their citizens can listen to South Korean propaganda broadcasts.