On the night of June 30, the American destroyer Ross of the Arleigh Burke class “teleported” from the port of Odessa (Ukraine) to the Crimean coast (Russia). Reported by The Drive.
The American publication notes that the data of the sites MarineTraffic and VesselFinder, which track the movements of ships, show that for some time the destroyer was at a distance of about nine kilometers from the coast of the peninsula, while surveillance cameras installed in the Ukrainian port show that Ross did not leave Odessa.
The Drive accused the Russian side of distorting MarineTraffic and VesselFinder data. “This bizarre incident with GPS spoofing around the Crimean peninsula in the Black Sea is the second of its kind in the last two weeks,” the newspaper recalls.
The Drive notes that Ross is due to take part in the Sea Breeze naval exercise.
According to the publication, along with the American destroyer, the Ukrainian patrol boat Priluki of project 206-MP “teleported” to the Crimea (currently, according to Defense Express, undergoing dock repairs in Nikolaev).
The Drive recalls that the previous incident associated with GPS spoofing was observed on June 18, when the British (Defender) and Dutch (Evertsen) ships, according to MarineTraffic, were less than four kilometers from Crimea, although in reality they were in Odessa , that is, at a distance of more than 333 kilometers from the peninsula.
“Application [Россией систем] Electronic warfare is extremely widespread in the region, ”the publication says.
In February, The Drive noted that the US Navy, speaking of the Russian threat in the Black Sea, actually means Moscow’s ability to quickly turn almost the entire area into a zone of destruction with its anti-ship missiles.