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Pentagon: Iran lures ships into its waters with a GPS jammer

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration indirectly accused Iran of interfering with civilian vessels’s GPS navigation system in the Strait of Hormuz and attempting to introduce themselves as ships of the US Navy or coalition. It is reported by CNN.




The situation in the Strait of Hormuz continues to heat up. The United States Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration issued an official warning to merchant ships passing through this maritime communications system. In it, the US agency reported a threat of failure in GPS systems, which, apparently, could lead ships into the territorial waters of Iran.

The Directorate informed that it had recorded several reports of "unknown persons who falsely claim to be US warships or coalitions." At least two cases are known when the navigation systems were interfered with using special equipment: vessels captured by Iran in the last few weeks reported GPS interference.

A spokeswoman for the US Department of Defense told CNN that Iran has installed a GPS jammer on the Iranian-controlled island of Abu Musa, which is located in the Persian Gulf near the entrance to the Strait of Hormuz.

The official noted that Iran had placed silencers in this place, trying to disrupt the navigation systems of civilian aircraft and ships, hoping that they, being disoriented, would enter Iranian waters or airspace, giving the Iranian forces an excuse to capture. In fact, Iran is accused of luring ships into its waters.

The Pentagon spokesman also said that Iranian military boats "fake" the data from the automatic identification system used by merchant ships. This is done in order to mask the ships of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps or the Iranian Navy.

A brief history of the conflict


The situation in the region escalated in early May against the backdrop of the severance of the so-called "nuclear deal" between the United States and Iran. An unknown force attacked four oil tankers.

Subsequently, in mid-June, two more ships were blown up: Front Altair and Kokuka Courageous. Washington accused Tehran of installing magnetic mines on the above ships. Iran has denied any involvement in the incident.

Iranian air defense also shot down an American UAV, which, according to Tehran, violated Iranian airspace. The United States, in turn, said that the "drone" was shot down in international airspace.

Iran also has three tankers detained on charges of smuggling fuel: one of the ships was flying the British flag, and Russian sailors also served as crew on the ship. It is worth noting that ships carrying a fifth of the world's oil supplies pass through the Strait of Hormuz.
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  1. Black_Vatnik
    Black_Vatnik 8 August 2019 09: 08
    +19
    "Citizen, don't go there, go here."
    It will be fun if the European powers are still able to deny the United States on the Iranian issue to the last.
    In general, Iran is a model of how to behave on the land where you consider yourself a master. Do not fuss with anyone.
    1. Evil543
      Evil543 8 August 2019 09: 09
      +7
      Charges removed from Russia?
      1. Black_Vatnik
        Black_Vatnik 8 August 2019 09: 11
        +2
        Accusations about what? Russia of which they just do not blame now)
        1. Evil543
          Evil543 8 August 2019 09: 16
          +6
          What we mess with GPS
          1. KCA
            KCA 8 August 2019 09: 38
            +6
            If we were muddied, then the Strait of Hormuz, by analogy with the Kremlin, would be in the Sheremetyevo region
      2. Well done
        Well done 8 August 2019 09: 25
        +4
        Now they will "add", they say, Russia has supplied electronic warfare or transferred technology to Iran. Those still dreamers.
      3. aszzz888
        aszzz888 8 August 2019 09: 26
        +6
        Evil543 Today, 09: 09
        0
        Charges removed from Russia?

        Never, and under no circumstances, will the Merikathos withdraw either "charges" or sanctions. And by the way: the Merikatos diplomats who left Cuba are still rubbing their ears! wink
      4. Valery Valery
        Valery Valery 8 August 2019 09: 28
        +7
        GPS - already snapped up!
        It’s not clear how these same tankers did without GPS 30 years ago.
        If you need navigation, let them use GLONASS!
        1. Uncle lee
          Uncle lee 8 August 2019 09: 45
          +6
          In the old days, in order to knock a ship off course, an attacker put an ax under a barometer! lol
          Example: Negoro!
          1. Valery Valery
            Valery Valery 8 August 2019 09: 50
            +14
            With all due respect ..
            Barometer - measures atmospheric pressure. The ax, in Jules Verne, was placed under the compass.
            1. Uncle lee
              Uncle lee 8 August 2019 09: 56
              +14
              Valery hi I’ve been in the Navy for twenty years and have been repairing radio equipment for 30 years ... And I know about compAS and the barometer. And this is a joke about illiterate correspondents trying to write about marine life.
              Like: "And putting his hands behind his back, the first mate proudly climbed the storm ladder" ...
              You at least look at the emoticon .... hi
              1. Valery Valery
                Valery Valery 8 August 2019 11: 03
                +2
                Then sorry !!
          2. DMoroz
            DMoroz 8 August 2019 09: 55
            +1
            and not a compass, by any chance?
            1. Uncle lee
              Uncle lee 8 August 2019 10: 06
              +4
              Humor ... where is naval humor?
              See above ! hi
              1. DMoroz
                DMoroz 8 August 2019 10: 17
                +1
                Tady oh ... wassat (I didn’t see the previous comment) ... hi
            2. Galleon
              Galleon 8 August 2019 10: 48
              +3
              Compass, beacons, report, "and from buoy to buoy he did not see anything" ... - professional slang, edrenti.
              1. Valery Valery
                Valery Valery 8 August 2019 11: 18
                +1
                In fact, sailors do not flaunt "slang". Those who like to spice up their speech with a "nautical word" are, as a rule, boasters who have been near the sea or have watched a movie.
                1. Uncle lee
                  Uncle lee 8 August 2019 12: 38
                  +2
                  Quote: Valery Valery
                  "slang"

                  When I heard the "compass deviation" from the third navigator, I naturally jerked. It was the youth who came to the navy ... am
                2. Galleon
                  Galleon 8 August 2019 12: 48
                  +1
                  Did you think I was "flaunting"? I explained the subtleties to a person who was new to hear the word compass, and you climbed in to measure who was closer to the sea. Either you shouldn't be offended from scratch, or try to pluck your bad mood somewhere else, or go and measure yourself in front of the mirror. The choice.
                  As for the "marine words", for me the way to the sea began with the construction of a boat, and there were several dozen new terms for me. This vocabulary is part of the marine culture. Of course, you can go to sea and not know what a chipmunk, nok or waterway shot is. This has little effect on wages. It depends on the person.
                  1. Uncle lee
                    Uncle lee 8 August 2019 13: 05
                    +1
                    Calm, only calm! We are serious guys, but we love a good joke and know how to have fun! hi drinks
                    1. Mestny
                      Mestny 8 August 2019 14: 00
                      +2
                      Calm comrades!
                      We have here from your axes in the barometer the arrows of the oscilloscopes rolls over.
                      1. Uncle lee
                        Uncle lee 8 August 2019 14: 16
                        +1
                        Quote: Mestny
                        The arrows of the oscilloscopes rolls over.

                        I sympathize .... Try + short on -! It will be beautiful, as of May 1!
                      2. Galleon
                        Galleon 8 August 2019 14: 53
                        +1
                        The main thing is that the compression in the voltage meter does not freeze)) And it is supposed to blow the arrows of the oscilloscopes with ethyl vapor.
                  2. Valery Valery
                    Valery Valery 8 August 2019 14: 39
                    0
                    I didn’t want to offend anyone.
                    1. Galleon
                      Galleon 8 August 2019 14: 50
                      0
                      Forgot, Valery! lol drinks
          3. Andrey Chistyakov
            Andrey Chistyakov 8 August 2019 10: 05
            +2
            Quote: Uncle Lee
            In the old days, in order to knock a ship off course, an attacker put an ax under a barometer! lol
            Example: Negoro!

            He is Sebastian Pereira.
            1. Uncle lee
              Uncle lee 8 August 2019 10: 10
              +2
              Literally: "I am not Negoro, I am Captain Sebastian Pereira"!
              hi
          4. Alexey RA
            Alexey RA 8 August 2019 11: 13
            +7
            Quote: Uncle Lee
            In the old days, in order to knock a ship off course, an attacker put an ax under a barometer!

            But is it not a sextant - after which the waves began to fall with a swift jack ?. smile
            1. Uncle lee
              Uncle lee 8 August 2019 12: 33
              +3
              And if under the chronometer, then time will flow back .... belay
              1. Galleon
                Galleon 8 August 2019 12: 53
                +2
                I’ll hang at home an ax under a cuckoo clock. If I don’t get young again, then at least a little time I will stop laughing
                1. Uncle lee
                  Uncle lee 8 August 2019 12: 56
                  +2
                  The main thing is a sense of proportion, so as not to fall into childhood! yes
          5. Rostislav
            Rostislav 8 August 2019 13: 16
            0
            Now the course barometer indicates how! laughing The compass in FIG is no longer needed!
            1. Uncle lee
              Uncle lee 8 August 2019 13: 20
              0
              And you go through the comments, everything is painted there, about COMPAS, a barometer and a chronometer .... hi
      5. YOUR
        YOUR 8 August 2019 10: 21
        0
        How can it be without Russia? They just haven't figured it out yet, still ahead
      6. seti
        seti 8 August 2019 10: 58
        0
        Quote: Evil543
        Charges removed from Russia?

        What is this, a joke ? They will never be removed.
      7. NF68
        NF68 8 August 2019 15: 59
        0
        Quote: Evil543
        Charges removed from Russia?


        The Americans are still looking for evidence of Russia's guilt.
      8. Labrador
        Labrador 8 August 2019 18: 19
        0
        The following news has simply not come out yet: "Russia is conducting an aggressive advertising campaign for its" Glonass in the Strait of Hormuz ".
  2. bessmertniy
    bessmertniy 8 August 2019 09: 09
    +4
    Iran is "heating up". If it had not been provoked, there would have been no tanker arrests or a downed American drone.
  3. Amateur
    Amateur 8 August 2019 09: 14
    +6

    Lured, but not GPS at all. Such a picture on all monitors in the wheelhouse.
    1. Avior
      Avior 8 August 2019 10: 05
      +2
      In Iran, they bring up such things in squares with such rods. laughing
      1. Amateur
        Amateur 8 August 2019 10: 09
        +8
        Here's how to lure, so immediately and rods. That would not look.
        1. your1970
          your1970 8 August 2019 15: 44
          +1
          Quote: Amateur

          Lured, but not GPS at all. Such a picture on all monitors in the wheelhouse.

          Quote: Avior
          In Iran, they bring up such things in squares with such rods. laughing

          Quote: Amateur
          Here's how to lure, so immediately and rods. That would not look.

          I am a family man - but even I would go see
          .... and figs would be with them - with rods
          feel laughing wink
  4. aszzz888
    aszzz888 8 August 2019 09: 22
    +2
    In fact, Iran is accused of luring ships into its waters.

    Fantasy is gushing from the mericatos! And the evidence, as always, is zero. However, the Amerzam docks are not needed.
  5. usr01
    usr01 8 August 2019 09: 23
    +10
    Lord ... And how did Columbus swim without a GPS ??? Yes 20 ... 30 years ago any fourth assistant knew how to use a sextant, a compass and a map ... Well, purely children!
    1. pru-pavel
      pru-pavel 8 August 2019 09: 29
      +8
      Quote: usr01
      And how did Columbus swim without a GPS ???

      Columbus sailed to India, And sailed to America.
      That's about how they swam.
      1. Uncle lee
        Uncle lee 8 August 2019 09: 42
        +9
        Columbus was looking for India, and America (West India) came across on the way. And then Amerigo Vespucci specified with the name!
        PS It would be better if they passed request
    2. aszzz888
      aszzz888 8 August 2019 09: 43
      +1
      usr01 (Yuri) Today, 09: 23 ... Yes 20 ... 30 years ago, any fourth assistant knew how to use a sextant, compass and map ... Well, purely children!

      Excerpts from the statements of one of the Russian admirals,
      Radzevsky Gennady Antonovich, commander of the 7 OPESK Northern Fleet.

      • Honestly, I sometimes feel ashamed when I hear the speeches of some especially zealous commanders of ships, who grabbed the "pip" microphone of the five-kilowatt broadcast on the upper deck. Every word they have is vile swearing. Well, just like little children.
      wink
  6. mvd ru
    mvd ru 8 August 2019 09: 25
    0
    Iran is slowly getting ready. According to the information provided by the Lebanese information resource Al Masdar News, the head of the Iranian Ministry of Defense, Amir Khatami, made a statement saying that the Islamic Republic had completed the development of its own air defense system, which is an analogue of the Russian S-300.

    “August 22 will be very good news in the field of air defense. I hope that our country's defense capabilities will increase significantly with the demonstration and transfer of the Bavar 373 system, which is planned for the Defense Industry Day, ”said Iranian Minister of Defense Amir Khatami.
    Read more at: http://avia.pro/news/iran-nashyol-zamenu-dorogim-rossiyskim-s-300
  7. Zeev Zeev
    Zeev Zeev 8 August 2019 09: 32
    -7
    There is work for NAVY SEALS. Well, or for the fleet, if you need to do an exemplary flogging.
    1. Galleon
      Galleon 8 August 2019 10: 44
      +2
      With Iran more than once all these "formidable warriors" crumpled in an exemplary manner: they get lost and hit the ground, then they get lost and cry right in the frame
      1. Zeev Zeev
        Zeev Zeev 8 August 2019 10: 52
        -2
        They will either capture the oil platform where the IRGC is sitting, or they will damage one frigate and sink another, or they will even bring down a passenger airliner, which approached the American destroyer ...
        1. Galleon
          Galleon 8 August 2019 10: 57
          +3
          Passenger airliner these warriors bring down the master. Then only secretly paid Iran compensation of $ 200 million. Only fighters from 404 country can compete with such accuracy.
          1. Zeev Zeev
            Zeev Zeev 8 August 2019 11: 31
            -1
            Secretly? As far as I remember, the agreement was signed quite openly.
    2. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 8 August 2019 11: 15
      +7
      Quote: Zeev Zeev
      There is work for NAVY SEALS.

      Sure sure...
      1. Zeev Zeev
        Zeev Zeev 8 August 2019 11: 32
        -3
        Is Husseinovich sitting in the White House now?
        1. Alexey RA
          Alexey RA 8 August 2019 12: 09
          +5
          Quote: Zeev Zeev
          Is Husseinovich sitting in the White House now?

          But what, is the president only determining US foreign policy? Especially having big problems with parliament? wink
          1. Zeev Zeev
            Zeev Zeev 8 August 2019 13: 10
            -2
            In terms of defense? Yes.
  8. Sergey49
    Sergey49 8 August 2019 09: 35
    +8
    There was nothing to capture the Iranian tanker in the strait of Gibraltar.
    1. Zeev Zeev
      Zeev Zeev 8 August 2019 10: 42
      -3
      Iranian tanker seems to have been detained in the port of Gibraltar.
      1. Kosh
        Kosh 8 August 2019 16: 23
        +1
        No, the whole fuss was started there because the Iranian tanker was captured by the British Marines precisely when passing the Strait of Gibraltar, after which the ship was taken to the port of Gibraltar.
  9. spech
    spech 8 August 2019 09: 36
    +5
    damn, let the cards "go" hi
    1. Masha
      Masha 8 August 2019 10: 04
      +3
      plus in the sun and in the stars ... which is easier ... wink
    2. Katanikotael
      Katanikotael 8 August 2019 15: 48
      +1
      Yes, there the entire strait is visible to the naked eye and the "roads" have long been bypassed without any zhipies.
  10. Galleon
    Galleon 8 August 2019 09: 40
    +3
    Weak accusation. Belly does not pull on an incident. For a greater provocation, apparently, they have not yet decided.
    1. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 8 August 2019 09: 43
      +2
      Before the election in the States, Trump will not start a war. If it starts at all
  11. Astra wild
    Astra wild 8 August 2019 09: 49
    0
    I read in history: once the inhabitants of the coast at night made fires to honk the ships. And at 21 in GPS took on the function of a fire?
    What interference generators operate, I believe, but who turns on these generators? Now there are many geeks, and even more professional provocateurs.
  12. parusnik
    parusnik 8 August 2019 10: 05
    +4
    "Oh, these storytellers" ...
  13. rocket757
    rocket757 8 August 2019 10: 08
    +3
    Fantasy, not fantasy, but the Yankees can pour it into the ears of many ... even if they do not believe it, they will support it! it is a fact.
    many do not want to get involved in a batch, but they provide noise support ... and it is good for minke whales! although they want a lot more!
    Now, guess the boom, the interesny events or disturbing all are?
  14. usr01
    usr01 8 August 2019 10: 13
    +3
    My old friend told the bike (all his life he sailed, started fourth, finished captain. I believe him as myself.)
    1. Went through Suez - Red Sea - the coast of Somalia (!!!)
    2. Each "steamer" in a MANDATORY order must be equipped with a device, cat. in ACTIVE mode, continuously transmits -
    - name of the vessel / displacement (?) / cargo / coordinates / course / speed ...

    A find for (Somali) pirates, isn't it?
    ".... And just imagine, right THERE this thing refused !!! One day could not fix it ...."
    I told him - "Seryozha, well, admit it - did you turn her off ????"
    "- Well you, I have no right !!!"
    For 5 ... 10 years he was silent, like a partisan, then he uttered - "Well, and yourself, what do you think ???"
    1. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 8 August 2019 13: 50
      +1
      Quote: usr01
      equipped with a device

      This device is called AIS: Automated Information System.
      It is on all ships. According to the transmitted information - it is.
  15. Avior
    Avior 8 August 2019 10: 14
    +1
    If there is such a generator, determining its location is not difficult with the appropriate equipment
  16. Thrifty
    Thrifty 8 August 2019 10: 21
    +1
    Yeah, the Persians pour gps devices into the water that scream heart-rending for help! And the stupid tanker, sobbing with oil tears, rushes to this signal, not realizing the ball trap? ??
  17. Avior
    Avior 8 August 2019 10: 22
    0
    Theoretically, it is technically quite possible to sort out such false signals of positioning systems by comparing signals from satellites with an almonac, the satellite ephemeris-false will immediately show a gross error, a purely software procedure.
    I would not be surprised if the military did this a long time ago.
    Gradually, I think, and civilians will.
  18. yehat
    yehat 8 August 2019 10: 23
    -1
    Quote: Uncle Lee
    And with his hands behind his back, the old man proudly climbed the storm ramp

    raised the argument. and what?
    1. sailor roman
      sailor roman 8 August 2019 10: 35
      0
      "Ladder ladder strife ..."
      1. yehat
        yehat 8 August 2019 10: 40
        0
        that's for sure. and more importantly, what a breeze.
    2. Galleon
      Galleon 8 August 2019 11: 00
      +1
      This is impossible, Sergey. This is an example of journalistic illiteracy. So you can climb the gangway.
      1. yehat
        yehat 8 August 2019 11: 06
        -1
        I on a boat climbed a dispute on a ramp without hands
        it's hard but real.
        1. Uncle lee
          Uncle lee 8 August 2019 13: 57
          0
          Quote: yehat
          but real.

          This is not real! With good turbulence, it is difficult to catch him, let alone to rise, and even "without hands"! No need to shaggy grandma!
          1. yehat
            yehat 8 August 2019 13: 58
            -1
            there is no talk on the river)
        2. Galleon
          Galleon 8 August 2019 13: 58
          +1
          Sergey, you probably meant a vertical ladder, and not a storm ladder on cables. Here is the storm trap

          Legs go forward when you climb on it. Without hands is unrealistic.
  19. 4ybys
    4ybys 8 August 2019 10: 23
    0
    And doesn’t anyone use a duplicate orientation system for radio beacons?
    1. yehat
      yehat 8 August 2019 10: 42
      +1
      if desired, the captain can score on GPS and lead the ship without it, but people like to go the way of least resistance.
  20. yehat
    yehat 8 August 2019 10: 26
    +4
    The United States attributed a lot of actions to Iran, but did not explain, what for the goat this button accordion?
    99% of the episodes voiced, if you think for more than 5 seconds, Iran simply does not need.
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  22. Air force
    Air force 8 August 2019 10: 35
    +2
    Both the Internet and GPS were created for military purposes. And the first who manipulate these tools are the Americans. For this, these tools were created. There are a lot of options: the Americans themselves can manipulate the GPS with the aim of provocation, for example, they sent a Frenchman to the Iranians, they grabbed him for violating the border, here is another contender for the Amer coalition. They accused the Iranians, and of the Russian Federation as well, for providing the appropriate equipment.
  23. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 8 August 2019 10: 49
    +2
    Ships with GPS failures lure into their waters, and before that, they are probably also pumping smuggled oil. The Americans have long realized that it is necessary to present the lie gently, without remorse and claims to reality, and most importantly as often as possible in relation to one of the parties, and then everything will work in your interests. The script, although old, but for those who want to cheat, it works without fail.
    1. Cat man null
      Cat man null 8 August 2019 11: 24
      -1
      Quote: rotmistr60
      The Americans have long realized that it is necessary to present a lie with pleasure, without remorse and claims to reality ...

      ... not otherwise than learned from local trolls what
  24. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 8 August 2019 11: 44
    0
    Is the RF to blame?
  25. Freedim
    Freedim 8 August 2019 13: 55
    0
    And the outline of the lighthouse seems to captains in the haze of fog .. and at the very top Skripal in red shorts .. so beckons and beckons ..
    1. Monar
      Monar 8 August 2019 15: 48
      0
      wassat wassat wassat
      A lighthouse with a canary. What can not leave the course. )))
  26. Monar
    Monar 8 August 2019 15: 46
    0
    Damn, but no one can go to the compass map and fly?
    And if GPS is sensitive to interference, how can it be used for military purposes? Only against partisans with AKM and RPG?
  27. valeryb
    valeryb 8 August 2019 19: 30
    0
    Iran installs GPS jammer on Iran-controlled island of Abu Musa
    Well, the first goal is defined.
  28. Sergey-8848
    Sergey-8848 8 August 2019 21: 52
    0
    The Chinese invented the compass. So they muddy the water. (One could still hang blame on the Phoenicians, but they disappeared, the dogs are gray).