Russian Authorities Try To Jam The Jammers | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 05.18.15

Airborne 05.19.15

Airborne 05.20.15

Airborne 05.21.15

Airborne 05.22.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 05.18.15

Airborne 05.19.15

Airborne 05.20.15

Airborne 05.21.15

Airborne 05.22.15

 

Tue, Aug 23, 2005

Russian Authorities Try To Jam The Jammers

Acting On US Protest, They Try To Evict GPS-Jammer Maker From MAKS

US and Russian authorities apparently agreed on one thing Friday -- Aviakonversia has got to go. So, Russian authorities tried, but failed, to throw the company's representatives out of the Moscow Air Show, MAKS.

With a huge American presence at MAKS this year, Russian authorities seemed eager to avoid any sort of confrontation. So, at the apparent urging of US officials, Russian law officers went to the show to confront the company, which had a booth there.

Aviakonversia makes a GPS jammer that seems to have caused American forces so much trouble in the early days of the 2003 Iraq war, President Bush reportedly lodged a strong personal protest in a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin. American officials accused Russia of sending advisors into Iraq during the air raids and subsequent invasion. Russia denied the allegation.

"Our GPS jammer puts all US high-precision weapons out of order," Antonov said. "They have turned billions of dollars that the US government has spent into dust."

While Antonov denied that he sold this jamming technology (crude homemade example, above) directly to Saddam Hussein's regime, he didn't deny selling to people who might have delivered the goods to Saddam.

"Right before the war," he said, "there were a lot of people in Moscow with suitcases full of money shopping for anything that could deter US troops."

Friday, at least three Russian agencies sent representatives to MAKS to throw the jammers out. They failed.

"They demanded we pack up, but we have the right to be here -- we paid the rent for this stall," Antonov told the Times after meeting with the Russian federal agents. "We have made the product using our own money and do not need the approval from the Defense Ministry, a grocery director or a banya director."

FMI: www.aviasalon.com/en

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 05.21.15: Unlawful Photography? REALLY?, VA Flt Benefits, Pilatus 5M

Also: Aerion Takes Orders, API Partner EAA, 'Fly Along' Case Resolved, BASE Jump Tragedy, Electromagnetic Catapult, Gulfstream G650ER, Piper M500 With the FAA still stuck in the mu>[...]

AD: Airbus Helicopters (Previously Eurocopter France) Helicopters

AD NUMBER: 2015-10-05 PRODUCT: Airbus Helicopters (previously Eurocopter France) Model AS365N3, EC155B, and EC155B1 helicopters with an external life raft in the footsteps with cer>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.22.15)

MILAVIA MILAVIA, military aviation, is what you are going to find here! The site starts with modern combat aircraft, focusing on main fighters, ground attack aircraft and bombers t>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.22.15): Flap Deflection Angle

The angle between the deflected flap and the chord line.>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.22.15)

“The restrictions that the town has adopted, by its own calculations, would prohibit a significant share of all airport operations.” Source: Excerpt from a complaint co>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC