NATO Request - Reporting instances of GPS or AIS interference - Mediterranean
QUOTEClassification: NATO UNCLASSIFIED
Ladies and Gentlemen,NATO is concerned about Cyber Security in the Mediterranean. In the last months several electronic interferences have been detected, particularly GPS and AIS interference and also possible GPS jamming in the Eastern Mediterranean region. Additional reporting is requested by NATO MARCOM in order to construct a comprehensive picture of this activity and thereby assess the impact in the maritime domain. The NSC remains the point of contact for merchant vessels and shipping companies.Please report as follows:
/1/DTG (DATE TIME GROUP)/UNIT LAT/ LONG POSITION AT REPORTING TIME//
/2/TRACK WHILE OBSERVING INTERFERENCES/FROM LAT/LONG-TO LAT/ LONG//
/3/DURATION WHILE OBSERVING INTERFERENCES- START AND END TIME//
/4/INTEFERENCE TYPE (SYSTEMS AFFECTED AND HOW)//
/5/ASSESED DIRECTION OR COVERAGE AREA OF INTERFERENCE//
/6/NAVIGATION – SECONDARY MODES OF NAVIGATION USAGE AND ACCURACY VS GPS SYSTEMS//
/7/COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS AFFECTED
/8/OVERALL ASSESSMENT OF OBSERVATIONS – PROVIDE FREE TEXT COMMENT ON THE EVENT AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THAT CAN BE CONSIDERED INTERESTING.Point of contact:NATO Shipping Centre
Northwood HeadquartersE-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone +44 (0) 1923-956574
Fax +44 (0) 1923-956575
Members who wish to assist NATO in understanding the impact of electronic interference at sea are encouraged to report any such instances to the above NATO contact.
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