North Korea has been busy for the past week, trying to jam the navigation signals going to civilian aircraft over South Korea, according to reports in South Korean media.
Through Wednesday afternoon, the GPS satellite signals to more than 250 aircraft have been affected, the Chosun Ilbo reported, citing South Korea's Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs Ministry.
Planes from Korean Air, Japan Airlines, FedEx, Cathay Pacific and Thai Airways have been affected, Bloomberg news reported, citing the Land Ministry.
The jamming began April 28, according to a report from Dong-A Ilbo.
The planes have been able to use other systems to keep on their courses, according to the reports.
The planes affected were either taking off or landing at Incheon or Gimpo international airports or flying over the central region of the country, according to the reports.
The jamming signals were coming from the Kaesong area of North Korea, Chosun Ilbo reported, citing a staffer at the Korea Communications Commission.
The jamming comes after North Korea threatened to initiate "special actions" aimed at destroying the South Korean president and his government.
North Korean armed forces will use "unprecedented peculiar means and methods of our own style" to carry out the actions, the official Korean Central News Agency said in a report.
It did not specify what those actions would involve.
I read somewhere that everything that goes wrong during BO's administration is Bush's fault, so if this is wrong, this too is Bush's fault. But what about Eric Holder? Is he Bushs' fault too? Someone please splain it to me...
No matter what party the sitting President is, the opposing party says everything is his fault. The same goes for past Presidents. Don't make any sense, I know.
Way to make it about that. You've proven the bush is wrong theory.... TRUE.
Bush's only problem was momma didnt swallow problem would have been solved
Roy I believe everything I read, just like you. Critical thinking is so hard when you can go to FOX/Ailes/Murdoch instead and have it done for me.
There just isn't enough time in the day, sorry.
Why don't you explain how your question is relevant to this story?
In this situation, it's no ones fault. However, it is your fault that you have an a s s for a brain.
One airplane goes down.. new North Korean teenage leader is going to feel what it's like to be a fried pig.
When are these !diots going to be gotten rid of? Enough is enough!
Program a missile to follow the signal to the point of origin. Since N Korea is so interested in missile technology that would be a real treat for them.
I'm sure the S. Koreans have plenty of HARM missles that would do the job just fine!
Actually they should send and F-22. It's radar is capable of being focused and used as a electronic warfare weapon. It can fry the electronics of the jammer and the North Koreans won't even know it was around.
SPEAKING of PLANES. A veteran with cancer goes into Spirit airport and buys a ticket. He finds out after he buys the ticket he cannot fly on a plane. He calls Spirit and they tell him his ticket is non-refundable because he did not pay the $14. for insuance. The CEO, a MR. Baldanso? says the Spirit does not want to set a presidence of refunding.
BOYCOTT Spirit for the vet. Spirit did start a precedence of $50. baggage carry and will also start a $100. baggage in November.
You would think the CEO would have given it out of his bonus. NOPE. Stingy.
By the way Spirit more than QUADRupled its profits over this 1st quarter last year. Can you say cheapskates?
Time for a cruise missile to home in on the North Korean jamming station.
Well, except North Korea is effectively controlled by China who uses it as a negotiation tool with the West. Whenever the West complains of human rights violations in China (ie. Chen's escape to the US embassy) North Korea mysteriously "wakes up" and become more belligerent than before... China IS pulling all the strings.
You should keep that information to your self Tori.
Nothing a few HARM missiles couldn't handle!
Looks like North Korea won't stop provocative acts until it is invaded.
Setting a new bar for international stupidity.
Maybe the North Korean govt wants to be invaded as the solution to their food and economy problems.
Hello!!!... is this Private Smith... yes sir !!! Private Smith here...this is Captain Jones.... Smith.. can you turn lazer beam
french fryer thing down at that piece land that say's NK on it, and hit the scrambler button....i'm having trouble with
the reception on my am/fm radio. Ok Cap Jones... where are we going to lunch todayt sir... the Sizzler ?
Still not Tori. Just a little jacker jacker bo backer who is jealous of the real one. Awwww, poor widdle baby, nobody taking you seriously today?
@Not Tori, thank you for taking umbrage on behalf of the real Tori. The jacker was all over the place today but I must missed this.
Geez–they must still be upset about losing that free food deal ;-)
Their income is the only reason they consider themselves republican so what is your excuse?
This is the ideal situiation to use RF seeking missles to take out the sites where the jamming is originating from. If a few N.Korean sites get hit it will be difficult for them to deny they were the source of the problem. I also believe N. Korea is all talk and incapable of escalating. prior to responding, we sould cut off all food and fuel aid. The N. Korean military is dependednt on aid intended for the citizens.
This is an attack on the safety of civilians. A problem that should be solved with one Tomahawk Cruise Missle.
Sounds like a certain "tiny-dictator" has been watching Die Hard 2 again.... Someone please send him a copy of Team America, so he knows how his little story ends.
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