Britain must tighten up security of its GPS systems which could be attacked by Russia, warns ex-Royal Navy boss

CALLS have been made to tighten security on Britain’s GPS system, which could be targeted by the Russians and Chinese, a former navy boss has said.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 27th April 2022, 4:53 pm
European Galileo positioning, navigation and timing satellite
Picture: ESA
European Galileo positioning, navigation and timing satellite Picture: ESA

Admiral Lord Alan West issued the warning during a debate in the House of Lords. The former First Sea Lord said banking, trades and transport could be thrown into ‘complete chaos’ if satellites are targeted.

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‘The signals from GPS and Galileo are very vulnerable... They can therefore be intercepted and adjusted very easily; the Chinese and Russians have already done this,’ he said, adding it was key work was carried out to improve satellite security.