The American destroyer Ross of the Arleigh Burke type “teleported” from the port of Odessa (Ukraine) to the coast of Crimea (Russia) on the night of June 30. This is reported by The Drive.
The American publication notes that the data of the MarineTraffic and Vessel Finder websites that 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 demonstrate that Ross did not leave Odessa.
The Russian side was accused of distorting the data of MarineTraffic and VesselFinder in The Drive. “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 publication recalls.
The Drive notes that Ross should take part in the Sea Breeze naval exercises.
According to the publication, together with the American destroyer, the Ukrainian patrol boat “Priluki” of the 206-MP project “teleported” to the Crimea (currently, according to Defense Express, undergoing dock repairs in Nikolaev).
The Drive reminds 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 the Crimea, although in reality they were in Odessa, that is, at a distance of more than 333 kilometers from the peninsula.
“The use of [Russia’s] electronic warfare systems in the region is extremely common,” the publication says.
In February, The Drive noted that the US Navy, speaking about the Russian threat in the Black Sea, actually means Moscow’s ability to turn almost the entire water area into a zone of destruction with its anti-ship missiles in the shortest possible time.