Grant Shapps’ plane ‘HACKED by Putin’s forces’ knocking out GPS & comms as Defence Sec jetted back from Nato war drills

March 14, 2024

RUSSIA jammed signals on Defence Secretary Grant Shapps' plane, RAF pilots suspect. In early February Russia jammed GPS tech in a similar fashion on flights and ships spanning the eastern flank of Nato, causing severe disruption. It follows claims the Russians were interfering with planes’ GPS at the RAF Akrotiri base in Cyprus in 2021. The defence chief said he was “clearly in favour” of raising defence spending to three per cent of GDP. Mr Shapps and Jeremy Hunt both pledged to raise defence spending to three per cent in the 2022 Tory leadership race.