NATO requests reporting of instances of GPS or AIS interference

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has said that it is concerned about Cyber Security in the Mediterranean, noting that in the past few months several electronic interferences had been detected, particularly GPS and AIS interference, and also possible GPS jamming, in the Eastern Mediterranean region.

NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) has requested furter reporting “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.

It has asked that vessels report as follows:

·       Date Time Group/Unit Latitude/ Longitude Position at reporting time

·       Track while observing interferences, From Lat/Long-To Lat/ Long

·       Duration while observing interferences, start and end time

·       Inteference type (Systems affected and how)

·       Assessed direction or coverage area of interference

·       Navigation – Secondary mode(s) of navigation use and their accuracy relative to GPS systems

·       Communications systems affected

·       Overall assessment of observations

Point of contact:

NATO Shipping Centre

Atlantic Building,

Northwood Headquarters

E-mail [email protected]

Telephone +44 (0) 1923-956574

Fax +44 (0) 1923-956575